As a native of Atlanta and child of the civil rights movement, I was fortunate to have loving parents committed to sacrificing for their children so they might obtain what they didn’t have, a college education.
My grandmother whom I spent a great deal of time with, Mrs. Ruby L. Edwards, stressed many things to me as a child but two were hallmarks: a. always vote, people died so that you could vote; and b. go out and get the best education you can, then come back and try to make a difference in your community.
I took her advice to heart. I always vote. I also got the best education I could: a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a JD from Georgia State College of Law. After completing each milestone in my education, I came back to make a difference in my community.
That is what I have done for the past thirty years and that is what I will continue to do as a Fulton County Superior Court Judge.