Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Dustin W. Hightower to a Superior Court judgeship within the Coweta Judicial Circuit. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in.
The vacancy within the Coweta Judicial Circuit was created by the resignation of the Honorable A. Quillian Baldwin Jr. The Coweta Judicial Circuit is comprised of Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup Counties.Dustin W. Hightower
Hightower is a partner at Miller & Hightower, Attorneys at Law, while also representing the 68th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia and a law degree from John Marshall Law School. He and his wife, Christina, have two children and reside in Carrollton.
Sec. of State Brian Kemp will possibly announce qualifying and a special election date to replace Hightower as D68 Representative; or, a candidate could be appointed.