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Veteran lawyer launches bid for judge
Cheveda McCamy
Cheveda McCamy - photo by Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, GA – Veteran lawyer Cheveda McCamy pledged to bring experience, efficiency and fairness to the court system today with the launch of her campaign for Superior Court judge in Newton and Walton Counties.

McCamy has practiced law for more than 20 years, including prosecution, criminal defense, personal injury, real estate, estate planning and family law. She has served as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton, DeKalb and Henry Counties, helping to make communities safer by prosecuting murderers, child molesters, drug traffickers and gang members. 

She currently serves as Chief Assistant District Attorney in Henry County, where she supervises more than 40 employees.

After two decades bringing justice across the metro area, McCamy is seeking to give back to the community where she was born, raised and has made a home with her husband and two children. 

“I have spent my career keeping neighborhoods safe and upholding the integrity of the court system,” McCamy said. “If elected, I promise to run an efficient courtroom, hear cases with an open mind and even temperament, and ensure that every person who comes before the court is treated with professionalism and fairness.”

When not in the courtroom, McCamy volunteers with several local organizations, including serving as co-chair for the Newton County Domestic Violence Task Force, a board member for the Newton County Boys and Girls Club and as a member of the community service committee of the Kiwanis Club of Covington. She also is active with the Newton Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Baptist Church, and Bar Associations in the Newton and Walton Counties.

Born and raised in Covington to Walter and retired Social Circle teacher Olivia (Peggy) Grier, McCamy graduated from Social Circle High School, the University of Georgia and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

“I am pleased that my cousin will bring her expertise home to our community,” Dr. Melvin Baker, former Oxford City Councilman and a lifelong resident of Newton County, said.

A Meet the Candidate Fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gratis Gate Community Center in Monroe.

McCamy is running for the seat being vacated in December 2020 by Judge Horace Johnson in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, which includes Newton and Walton Counties. 

McCamy will be on the ballot on May 19, 2020.