Governor Nathan Deal - Georgia’s 82nd Governor (2011-2019)

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Deal taps new Houston solicitor general

July 6, 2011

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Houston Judicial Circuit chief assistant district attorney Amy Elaine Smith to fill the solicitor general vacancy in Houston County. The vacancy was created by the resignation of the Honorable 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,” said Deal. “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 and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. She and her husband, Brian, have three children.