Deal names new Houston solicitor general

Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday announced the appointment of Amy Elaine Smith, the chief assistant district attorney for the Houston Judicial Circuit, to fill the solicitor general vacancy in Houston County.

The vacancy was created by the resignation Robert Tawse on June 30.

“With 14 years of experience in the Houston County Judicial Circuit, Ms. Smith possesses the qualifications needed to fill this important role,” Deal said in a news release announcing the appointment. “Along with her expertise, Smith also has the motivation to move Houston County’s system forward.”

Smith, 41, earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. She earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Smith and her husband, Brian, have three children.

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