Cobb County Juvenile Court Judge Gregory Poole defeated two other candidates to fill a rare open seat on the Cobb Superior Court bench, the biggest win on a busy election day for the legal community.
Cobb County Superior Court Judge Reuben Green held onto his job, defeating close challenger Nathan Wade. Cobb County has a new district attorney, Marietta lawyer Vic Reynolds, who defeated Cindi Yeager, while two candidates for Superior Court Clerk Rebecca Keaton and John Skelton are headed for a runoff Aug. 21.
In the superior court race, Poole won 49,797 votes 51.28 percent to take the job without a runoff. Cobb County State Court Judge Roland Castellanos came in second with 25,537 votes 26.3 percent. Running third was Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Van Pearlberg, with 21,549 votes, or 22.19 percent, according to the