Judge Holly W. Veal announced her campaign to remain on the Henry County Superior Court bench and needs your vote June 9th.
Veal became the county’s first female and first African American Superior Court Judge in 2018 when she was appointed to the bench by then Governor Nathan Deal.
“It has been an honor serving the citizens of Henry County,” Veal said. “I hope to continue to bring fairness and justice to our courts with the experiences I have gained working as a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and youth advocate during my career.”
During her time on the Flint Judicial Circuit bench, Veal has presided over the Henry County Adult Felony Drug Court Program, earning the program recognition as a statewide model court by the Council of Accountability Court Judges.
She hopes to continue her work drafting a sexual harassment policy for the county’s court system and implementing a Telecourt Initiative. Telecourt is a video-conferencing initiative aimed at reducing case backlog and diminishing safety risks for law enforcement officers having to transport inmates from around the state to Henry County.
Veal has practiced law for more than 15 years, working as a prosecutor in Henry, Houston and Clayton Counties, as well as a public defender in Albany. She also ran her own law firm prior to her appointment as judge.
Veal graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia State University. She lives in McDonough with her husband and two daughters.