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GEORGIA ATTORNEY GENERAL SPEAKS AT UGA LAW SCHOOL

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Monday, September 28, 1998

WRITER: Kathy Pharr, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Michael Sullivan, Student Bar Association President

GEORGIA ATTORNEY GENERAL SPEAKS AT UGA LAW SCHOOL

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, the incumbent Democrat running for re-election in November, will speak at the University of Georgia School of Law on Tuesday, September 29 at 3:30 p.m. in Room J. The speech, open to the media and public, will be followed by a reception on the law school patio.

Baker was appointed as Georgia attorney general by Governor Zell Miller on June 1, 1997. He had previously served as Miller's floor leader in the House of Representatives from 1993 through the 1997 legislative session. As floor leader, Baker was responsible for introducing and passing the governor's legislative and budgetary agenda. He was first elected to the House in 1988 as the representative from the 70th district in DeKalb County and was selected by Miller as his assistant administration floor leader in 1990.

Baker was invited to speak at the law school by the Student Bar Association (SBA), the student government organization for law students. The group hosted Baker's Republican opponent, David Ralston, on September 17. The SBA also has invited the Democratic and Republican candidates for the offices of Georgia governor, lieutenant governor, and U.S. senator to speak. Appearances have been confirmed for Mitch Skandalakis, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, on October 8; Roy Barnes, Democratic candidate for governor, on October 10 preceding the UGA/Tennessee game; Michael Coles, Democratic candidate for U.S. senator, on October 15; and U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell, running for re-election on the Republican ticket, on October 22.

"The law school has quite a politically active student body," said SBA President Michael Sullivan. "The SBA wants to allow these interested students a first-hand opportunity to meet the candidates and make an informed choice when they vote in November."

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