Nahmias Tries to Avoid Runoff in Court Race

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias is hoping to avoid a runoff in his bid to win a six-year term on the bench.

Georgia Supreme Court justice David Nahmias spoke to members of the Dougherty County Rotary on Tuesday. Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed U.S. Attorney David Nahmias to the Supreme Court in August 2009.

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias is
hoping to avoid a runoff in his bid to win a six-year term on the
bench.
Unofficial returns Tuesday show the race is too close to call.
They show Nahmias, who was tapped to join the court in August 2009,
has captured 47 percent of the vote with 67 percent of precincts
reporting.
Nahmias appears to have defeated Matt Wilson, an Atlanta
attorney who mounted an aggressive campaign. But he may have to
face Lawrenceville lawyer Tamela Adkins in a Nov. 30 runoff if he
doesn't exceed 50 percent of the vote.
Adkins, a divorce attorney who has done virtually no
campaigning, had logged 36 percent of the vote.
Nahmias is a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia before he was appointed Atlanta's top federal prosecutor in
2004 by President Bush.

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