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May 7, 2014

Cain cites qualifications

THOMASVILLE — A candidate for a Southern Judicial Circuit Superior ­Court judgeship said his experience qualifies him for the post.

Jason Courtney Cain cited five years in the private practice of law, two years as an assistant district attorney, five years as a Juvenile Court judge and his current job as an assistant public defender since 2005 as the varied legal experience that qualifies him for the office.

Cain is a candidate in the May 20 primary election three-way contest for a judgeship that is to be vacated Dec. 31 by Judge Frank Horkan, of Moultrie, who is retiring.

Cain said that in his job, as with any attorney, “We represent a side. ... and it’s not always the right side.”

A member of the Georgia bar since 1994, Cain said a judge’s job is to follow the law, do the right thing and be neutral.

The candidate said that as judge he can make a positive impact not only in the courtroom, but subsequently in society.

“I feel like I can be as fair as anybody can be if I were elected judge,” Cain said.

He sees the courtroom from three angles: Prosecutor, defense attorney and the Juvenile Court bench.

Cain said his varied experience would be beneficial as a Superior Court judge.

If elected, his goal would be to listen to both sides of an issue, apply applicable law according to the facts “and just be as fair as I know how to be.”

Cain is not opposed to the death penalty.

“I think there are some cases that deserve it,” he explained.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.

 

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