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Lovejoy racing for State Court Judge

Attorney and prosecutor Kyle Lovejoy is running for State Court Judge in the June 9 nonpartisan election.

“I enter this race with a strong sense of purpose,” Lovejoy said. “Keeping Troup County safe will be my top priority. My extensive State Court experience has prepared me for this important role.”

A Troup native, Lovejoy, 42, graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 2000 and Mercer Law School in 2003.

“The best decision of my young life was coming home to Troup County to live and work. Being sworn in to practice law in my hometown by my boyhood mentor, Judge Quillian Baldwin, was a personal high point.”

A partner with Roberts & Lovejoy, he has 17 years experience, handling a broad range of civil cases in multiple jurisdictions, from municipal courts to the Georgia Supreme Court.

“It has been an honor to stand beside people facing challenges, to be their advocate and help them resolve their difficulties. My experience has given me firsthand knowledge of how to run a fair, just and efficient courtroom,” he said.

Since 2004, Lovejoy has been Assistant Solicitor of Troup County, successfully prosecuting hundreds of cases.

“I fully understand the operations of State Court because I have been there, week in and week out, for 15 years,” Lovejoy said. “During that time, I have tried more cases in State Court than any other lawyer. My experience on both sides of the table — as both advocate and prosecutor — sets me apart in this race.”

Lovejoy and his wife, Maryanne, have two daughters, Whitley Kate, 6, and Lillian, 4.

His local family includes his parents, Bill and Andrea Lovejoy and sister, Liza Fritchley.

“We are committed to Troup County,” he said. “My wife and I love raising our girls here and being active in community life.”