From the July 1, 2013 Daily Report article “Former Perdue Lawyer Named To State Election Board”
State House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed a former governor’s executive counsel to the State Election Board. Rebecca Sullivan, a member of the Political Law Group headed by Doug Chalmers Jr., will join the board in September. Gov. Sonny Perdue named Sullivan as his top lawyer in 2005, replacing Harold Melton after he became a state Supreme Court justice. During her time in the governor’s office, Sullivan advised Perdue on legislation including tort reform and an overhaul of the state’s indigent defense system. She also worked on water rights litigation between Georgia, Alabama and Florida as well as federal preclearance and litigation involving the state’s Voter ID law.
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