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Art Smith officially sworn in as judge within Chattahoochee circuit

Judge Art Smith at the swearing-in ceremony in Atlanta. Judge Art Smith at the swearing-in ceremony in Atlanta.

Art Smith has officially been sworn in to serve as judge within the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. Smith served as a corporate attorney for Aflac for more than 20 years. 

Judge Smith will fill the position left vacant by Judge Doug Pullen.

Smith told News Leader 9 last month he is eager to take on his new role, "It's a very high responsibility, there's nothing insignificant that comes before the Superior Court and I'll approach the job with that knowledge, that anyone who comes before the court has a serious issue which needs a resolution."

He also serves on the boards of Midtown Columbus, Inc., Feed the Valley Food Bank and is vice chairman of the Downtown Development Authority.

Smith earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Columbus College, a law degree from Samford University, and master of laws in taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Smith and his wife, Sue, have two daughters, Ellen Smith and Emily Smith Brannan. His appointment comes in the wake of Judge Douglas Pullen's resignation in September of this year. 

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit is made up of Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Talbot, and Taylor Counties.

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