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Mumford resigns Municipal Court judgeship

CONYERS -- Attorney Robert Mumford announced that he has resigned as Municipal Court judge of Porterdale, effective April 27.

Under the Porterdale city charter, appointed officers and employees cannot continue as employees of the city when they officially qualify to seek elective office.

Mumford has announced he intends to run for the Superior Court judgeship that will be vacated by Chief Judge Sidney Nation, who is not seeking re-election.

"I will continue to pursue my goal of becoming Rockdale County's next elected Superior Court judge in the July 31 nonpartisan election," Mumford said.

Qualifying in the primary elections opens May 23 and closes May 25.

Mumford was appointed Porterdale Municipal Court judge in July. He succeeded Covington attorney David Strickland.

Mumford said he appreciated the opportunity to serve as Porterdale's Municipal Court judge.

"The city of Porterdale is a little city with a big heart," Mumford said. "I wish all the citizens of Porterdale well."

Mumford has practiced law in Rockdale County for 33 years. He was elected District Attorney three times and served as a Superior Court judge by appointment of former Gov. Zell Miller. Mumford also served two terms in the Georgia House of Representatives.