A Macon lawyer has qualified to run for the Bibb County civil & magistrate judge's job that William Randall has held for 14 years.
She is Emory Christian, who says she's been a lawyer for 25 years. According to her announcement, Christian is a former Houston County prosecutor, and has worked as a justice advisor and mentor in Afghanistan for the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State Bureau.
Randall, who was also a state legislator for 25 years before taking the magistrate's job in 1999, also qualified to run for re-election.
Qualifying for county positions closed at noon Friday.
Bibb County voters are scheduled to decide three others races in a May 20 primary: