Cauley seeks another term

Incumbent Solicitor General Kevin S. Cauley said this week he will seek reelection when qualifying opens March 3.
Cauley, who serves a the chief prosecutor in Grady County State Court, has served as the Solicitor General since being appointed to the post on Aug. 1, 2008 by then-Governor Sonny Perdue.
The solicitor is seeking his second full four-year term and he will qualify as a Republican candidate.
“I enjoy the privilege of serving Grady County as solicitor. The prosecution of misdemeanor crimes is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It not only serves as protection of our community, but can also serve as a deterrent for the commission of more serious crimes when the system truly works,” Cauley said.
Cauley has practiced law here since 1997 and, in March 2008, he opened his own law firm, which is now located at 800 North Broad Street in the newly renovated Rushin House.
In addition to his service in State Court, Cauley also serves as the county attorney for the Grady County Board of Commissioners, the Whigham city attorney, the Grady County Lake Authority attorney and solicitor general for the Juvenile Court of Grady County.
He is the past chairman of the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2010.
Cauley, a member of the Cairo Kiwanis Club, is a past president of the local civic club. He sits on the board of Ameris Bank – Cairo and has for many years.
In 2012, Cauley and Quitman attorney Vann K. Parrott purchased the Thomasville law firm McCollum & Rawlins growing their practices to three locations in Cairo, Thomasville and Quitman and allowing them to better serve their clients throughout southwest Georgia.
As of 2014, the two lawyers have renamed the firm McCollum, Rawlins, Cauley & Parrott, LLP, with Cauley maintaining his office here and Parrott maintaing his Quitman office in addition to their office in Thomasville.
Cauley and his wife Raina are the parents of Grace, 15, and Ava, 9.
“I would appreciate your vote and support in allowing me to continue my service as the solicitor general of the State Court of Grady County,” Cauley said.
Qualifying for local offices will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014, and will conclude at noon on Friday, March 7, 2014. The primary election will be on Tuesday, May 20.
Other local offices up for election this year are: State Court Judge, County Commissioner – Districts 2 and 5, and Board of Education – Districts 2 and 5.

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