JUDGE JUANITA P. STEDMAN HAS 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE
AS A JUVENILE COURT AND ASSISTING SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE
ENDORSED BY SHERIFF NEIL WARREN AND RETIRED SHERIFF BILL HUTSON
The Most Qualified Candidate
A respected figure in the Cobb County judicial system, Judge Juanita Stedman was appointed as a Juvenile Court Judge in 2000, and has been reappointed for each term since. Recognized as a national pioneer in treatment courts, she presides over the Cobb County Juvenile Drug Court and the Family Dependency Treatment Court. Since 2005, she has served on the Georgia Supreme Court Judicial Council Standing Committee on Drug Courts. The only candidate with Superior Court experience, Stedman has served one week per month as an assisting Superior Court Judge, presiding over domestic, civil business and criminal cases, both jury and non-jury.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Stedman served as an Administrative Law Judge on special education due process hearings throughout the state. She was a practicing attorney with two firms and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Flournoy, Jr. She was appointed by the governor to the Georgia Commission on Domestic Violence and served as an advisory member to the accountability Courts Funding Committee. She has extensive knowledge of human behavior from her earlier career as a special education teacher at Marietta High School and assistant professor at Georgia State University. She also served on the Marietta City School Board.
Judge Stedman has been a Cobb County resident for 30 years. She and her husband, Hugh, have two grown daughters, and are members of First Presbyterian Church.
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