More from David:
The seven candidates for the open seat on the Court of Appeals participated in a debate on Monday organized by the Atlanta Press Club, which Daily Report wrote about. The whole article is worth reading, but one of the topics the candidates disagreed on was the importance of the poll of Georgia lawyers conducted by the State Bar of Georgia.
In the poll, members of the Georgia bar were asked to rate each of the candidates on the scale “Well Qualified”, “Qualified”, “Not Qualified” and “Lack of Sufficient Knowledge to Express Opinion”.
The highest rated candidate was Bruce Edenfield, who got the most “Well Qualified” and “Qualified” votes, and the fewest “Not Qualified” votes.
The lowest-rated candidates were Perry McGuire and Tamela Adkins. McGuire was deemed “Not Qualified” by 446 lawyers, and Daily Report reported that McGuire “said he didn’t even know 400 lawyers in the state, and they didn’t know him.” Adkins dismissed the poll as a “popularity contest” and pointed out that “only about 10 percent of the state’s lawyers responded to the poll.” (The response rate was about 11.5%, but she might have a point.)