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August 1, 2013

Bright named DA of the Year

MILLEDGEVILLE — Rome Circuit District Attorney Leigh Patterson described Fred Bright's professional motto during the annual Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia (PACGA) Summer Conference held in Jekyll Island July 21 through 24.

Patterson told a crowd of 900 state prosecutors from 49 circuits the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney “always does the right thing” before handing the area prosecutor with 32 years in the local eight-county area Georgia's District Attorney of the Year honor last Sunday.

Bright was taken aback and gave proper team credit during the acceptance speech. 

“It really was moving to me. I thanked first and most importantly the office. To me it's more of a reflection of the good people in this office and the hard work they do. We can't do the work we do without everybody pitching in on this team,” Bright said.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Stephen Bradley watched his mentor walk away with a tremendous award.

“[Bright] is a wonderful boss and just a profoundly decent human being, which makes him well-suited for what he does,” Bradley said. “We were glad that they honored him accordingly.”

Bright has served on the PACGA Council since July 1, 2011 and just completed a stint as chairman. The Council acts as a Board of Directors that provide budgeting, training and professional responsibility guidance services to the hundreds of elected and appointed prosecutors across the state.

The Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit leader felt heavy involvement in the Council had something to do with the award.

“I'm humbled to be recognized by my peers in this fashion,” the DA said. “We consider ourselves brothers and sisters of the bar.”

It's been a hectic three decades serving eight counties first as an assistant DA and then the main man the last 19 years. Like most every courthouse in the state, Bright is used to his office being the first to open and last to leave.

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