New identify seems in Georgia Lawyer Basic Race

Senator Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta. (Courtesy photo)

A new player has come into play in the Georgia Attorney General race in 2022: Shamp Jordan Woodward partner and attorney-legislator Jen Jordan.

Well, possibly.

“As the proud father of two daughters, I am so excited that my longtime friend, Senator Jen … Jordan, is going to run to become Georgia’s attorney general!” Read a Facebook post by personal injury attorney Adam Malone of Malone Law, a member of the board of directors of the John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta.

According to the Facebook post, Jordan wants to run for attorney general in 2022.

However, the Senator did not return requests for comment on Wednesday.

Jordan graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2001 and is a Democratic Senator for Georgia District 6. Her practice at Shamp Jordan Woodward included malpractice cases.

If she runs for attorney general, a big question is whether she would defend the state’s new anti-abortion law.

Jordan testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and turned down federal law This would ban abortions in the 20th week of pregnancy nationwide – similar to Georgia – which would lead to an alarming rise in maternal mortality.

Jordan topped a list of five lawmakers from across the country discussing abortion bans, which nine states passed in 2019. The Georgia Trial Lawyers Society member also spoke out in the Georgia Senate against the ban, which was ultimately passed by the Senate and signed by Governor Brian Kemp, effective January 1, 2020.

Malone, an International Trial Lawyers Fellow, expressed support for Jordan’s offer on his Facebook post.

“Ultimately, we have the opportunity to have a brilliant and experienced lawyer in the courtroom who understands the needs of the people, businesses and the state of Georgia, AG,” he said.

However, he declined to comment further and chose to wait for “an official announcement”.

Jordan is not the only name to be thrown around the 2022 AG candidate ring.

Democratic nominee Charlie Bailey announced his plans to run for the office again in January after failing against incumbent Republican Attorney General Chris Carr in 2018.

The Georgia Attorney General election will be held on November 8, 2022.