Published 1:29 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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Today, Lauren Warbington Fletcher, an Assistant District Attorney, officially announced that she will be running for Superior Court Judge in the Cordele Judicial Circuit for the seat currently held by Judge Denise D. Fachini. Judge Fachini has announced that she plans to retire and will not seek reelection. The Cordele Judicial Circuit includes Ben Hill, Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox Counties. The Election will take place May 21, 2024. Fletcher filed paperwork to run last August and met and exceeded her fundraising goal for the campaign’s first campaign disclosure report on December 31, 2023.


“I am excited to officially announce my campaign for Superior Court Judge. I am grateful for the strong support we have received from across the communities of the Cordele Circuit. I look forward to continue working hard to earn the trust and support to serve the people as Judge.


I care deeply about protecting our citizens and way of life. That is why I have spent most of my career working as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office. I am passionately committed to the law and to seeking justice to keep our families and loved ones safe.


Now, as my husband and I are raising our own daughter here, it is more important than ever to ensure that our community remains a great place to live, work, and worship. This is why I am running. I know firsthand that the decisions made by our judges have a significant impact on our way of life, and I am ready to put my proven experience, our shared values, and my commitment to the law and justice to work for you.


I have the unmatched experience in this race and the values needed to effectively serve as your Judge. I will serve with integrity, uphold the law, and make our community proud. I am asking for your prayers and support, and I hope to earn your vote,” concluded Fletcher.


About Lauren Warbington Fletcher

Lauren Warbington Fletcher is the fourth generation of her family to call our community home.

An experienced prosecutor, Lauren has spent most of her career serving in the District Attorney’s Office in the Cordele Judicial Circuit. She has handled over 1,500 cases, including more than 25 jury trials involving serious, violent offenses, such as aggravated assaults on police officers, residential burglaries, complex financial crimes, and drug trafficking. Additionally, she has successfully prosecuted numerous child sexual abuse cases, bringing some of the worst of our

society to justice. As an ADA, Lauren is known for her fairness, grasp of the law, and good judgment in deciding how to handle each case—understanding the difference between violent offenders who need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and those who are deserving of a second chance.

In addition to her extensive background in prosecution, she also has experience in private practice. While working at Lawson & Reid, LLC, in Cordele, Lauren worked with small business owners and individuals to help them through their specific challenges.

Before joining the District Attorney’s Office, Lauren served as a Law Clerk for Judge T. Christopher Hughes in the Cordele Judicial Circuit.

Lauren earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

Active in our community, Lauren has served as Vice Chair of the Pregnancy Care Center of Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox Counties, President of the Cordele Rotary Club, and as President of the Cordele Circuit Bar Association.

Lauren and her husband Michael are the proud parents of their daughter, Audrey (5). They reside in Vienna and are active members of Smyrna Baptist Church, where Lauren teaches a children’s Sunday School class and sings in the choir.

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