On May 23, 2012 Judge Bradley qualified with the Georgia Secretary of State seeking his fourth term as Judge for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit.
The Appalachian Judicial Circuit currently has three judges; one residing in Fannin County, one residing in Pickens County; with Judge Bradley residing in Gilmer County. On January 1, 2001 he was sworn in as Superior Court Judge, having previously served for twelve years as a Municipal Court judge.
Judge Bradley and his family moved from Woodstock to Ellijay in 1974. He established his law practice and to be near and assist his wife’s grandfather, Wheeler Baker, in as much as he had recently lost his wife.
Judge Bradley has been married to his wife Gerri Bradley, for over forty years, (she was formerly in real estate); and they are the proud parents of two children , Dr. Kenneth Bradley, an anesthesiologist in California, and Dr. Bonnie Bradley Doucette, a local optometrist.
Judge Bradley says it impossible to make both sides happy in contested litigation in court proceedings, but will continue his practice of being patient, kind and fair to all court participants.
Judge Bradley also says “it has been an honor and a privilege to serve in the capacity of public servant as a judge, and I seek your support in any capacity, but especially your vote at the polls on July 31, 2012.”
Judge Bradley has been active in civic affairs as well as having been a deacon and an elder in his local church.
I will vote for the Honorable Roger E. Bradley in the upcoming election. I have had civil court proceedings that I did work directly with Judge Roger E. Bradley on numerous court litigation cases. I have always felt that Judge Bradley is a most professional and very ethical Judge in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. I never expected to enter politics myself, but I do give KUDOS to all of those elected officials and may God Bless them in their decisions.Even though I have had to bow out of the Probate Judge in Fannin County for lack of funding. Also 45 out of 182 signatures were disqualified. I will therefore support whomever is elected and beware I will be following closely. I still believe I am the most qualified, ever it may be, I must bow out politely and may the BEST and Qualified be able to serve their term honorably.
Melissa Winstead Barnett
06/01/12 at 05:45 AM
After researching the election process I have decided to continue my run for the office of the Fannin County Probate Judge as a write in candidate. So please remember that everyone deserves the right to be on the ballot. If you do support myself, please write in my full name on the ballot. Early voting begins July 9th and the primary is July 31st. Once again I reiterate my support for the Honorable Roger Bradley. I hope to be working with you again Your Honor and good luck in the election.