Marilyn Bennett

BLACKSHEAR — Marilyn Bennett of Pierce County formally announced her candidacy for District Attorney for the Waycross Judicial Circuit Thursday, January 27. Bennett is a trial attorney licensed in Georgia and Florida. In her 13 years as an attorney, she has tried countless cases ranging from homicides, crimes against women and children, armed robbery, burglary, thefts, drug crimes, gang cases, and traffic offenses in both Superior Court and Juvenile Court. Bennett is currently the senior assistant district attorney for Ware County. The Waycross Judicial Circuit includes Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Coffee, Pierce, and Ware. The District Attorney is the chief prosecuting attorney for the circuit in the prosecution of felony crimes in Superior Court. In Brantley County, the District Attorney also serves as the prosecuting attorney for their misdemeanors in lieu of a Solicitor-General. “I’m overwhelmed with the support of law enforcement, colleagues within the justice system, and our community in this endeavor,” Benett said in announcing her candidacy at a Republican. “Through hard work, compassion, professionalism, and collaboration, we can make south Georgia a great place to live and where our children raise their families. I value your prayers and support as I work to become your voice in the courtroom as the next District Attorney.” Originally from Mississippi, Bennett is a graduate of the Ole Miss Law School. She is married to Pierce County native, Jim Bennett. They have three children and are active members of First Baptist Church. Bennett is a member of the Waycross Exchange Club and Waycross Bar Association, an organization for local attorneys. Primary voting takes place on Tuesday, May 24. Early voting period begins on Monday, May 2. George Barnhill is the current District Attorney for the Waycross Circuit.

Load comments