Chattooga County State Court Solicitor, Tim Perry, Resigns
January 15, 2010
Clerk of Court Samuel L. Cordle confirmed to RomeNewsByWatson.com that Tim Perry, State Court Solicitor, submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Sonny Perdue, yesterday.
According To Mr. Cordle, the reasons Perry mentioned in his letter were so that he could run for judge in July. Mr. Cordle says that he is not sure when Governor Perdue can make an appointment but that he hopes it will be as soon as possible.
Rumors have been circulating for some time, now, that Tim Perry, a close associate of both Albert Palmour and former State Court Judge Carlton Vines, both of whom were implicated in the 2006 Election Fraud case tried last spring, would resign his State Court Solicitor position in time to run against Governor appointed State Court Judge Sam Finster.
Finster was appointed to the Chattooga County State Court Bench when Carlton Vines’ was removed, for the second time, by the Judicial Qualifications Commission for his part in the 2006 Election Fraud case, tried last spring. The trial resulted in a hung jury, and Vines accepted a Plea Deal, which included an agreement that he would not seek an elected office again.
However, according to our sources, Perry plans to run for the State Court bench, held now by Judge Sam Finster, and that Carlton Vines plans to run for the State Court Solicitor position vacated by Perry, despite Vines’ agreement with the State of Georgia not to seek elected office again.