Amy Bryant launches campaign for Superior Court Judge

Published 10:27 am Friday, January 12, 2024

Staff Reports

Attorney Amy Bryant, the Court Administrator and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Director for the Cordele Judicial Circuit, officially launched her campaign this week for Superior Court Judge in the Cordele Judicial Circuit. Bryant is running to fill a vacancy on the court created by the impending retirement of Judge Denise D. Fachini. The nonpartisan election will appear on all ballots for the May primary.

“I am running for Superior Court Judge to continue my commitment to serving the citizens of Ben Hill, Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox Counties,” Bryant said. “Since I made the Cordele Judicial Circuit my home twenty years ago, the people in our community have become my friends, neighbors, and family. I have been blessed to work with judges who care deeply for the people in our communities. I am running to continue the tradition of excellence and dedication I have personally witnessed from the judges in the Cordele Judicial Circuit. While the judges with whom I have worked leave large shoes to fill, I am confident that working alongside them has prepared me to do so.”

Having worked on every kind of case that comes before the Superior Court, from criminal murder cases to personal injury cases, Bryant is seeking to take her legal experience participating in every aspect of judicial operations to continue serving our community.

Philosophically, Bryant believes all citizens deserve a judiciary committed to upholding the principle of equal justice under the law. The citizens of the Cordele Judicial Circuit deserve to have their cases heard by judges who make fair and unbiased decisions regardless of the person’s gender, political and religious beliefs, race, income level or other external factors.

“I am confident I have the right experience to step into the robe and preside as Superior Court Judge. I will always treat my judicial responsibilities with respect, being ever mindful that the weight of the robe symbolizes the weight of the issues before the Court. And for these reasons I am confident I am the right choice to be our circuit’s next Superior Court Judge, ” said Bryant.

Bryant is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Georgia State University College of Law. She has worked at the judicial staff attorney for Superior Court Judges Robert Chasteen, Whitfield Forrester, Christopher Hughes, T. Harry Hurt, Denise Fachini, and John Pridgen and in private practice with the Cordele law firm of Rainwater and Harpe, LLP. In addition to her duties as Court Administrator, Bryant serves as the director of the Cordele Judicial Circuit’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program where she is responsible for the operation and administration of the circuit-wide mediation program.

Bryant’s husband, Brent Bryant is a native of Fitzgerald, Georgia. He works as a land management and timber consultant and is the co-owner of Innovative Forest Management. Amy and Brent have twin daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth who are seniors at Crisp County High School and are attending the University of Georgia in the fall. Bryant has been very active as a parent volunteer in the Crisp County School System and has served as PTO president and boosters’ clubs president and treasurer. She is a proud member of the Cordele Lions Club. the Bryant family attends Penia Baptist Church, and Amy was invloved in the children’s ministry at First Baptist Church for many years.