Joyette Holmes Appointed First African American and Woman Chief Prosecutor in Cobb County

Amanda Cooper
July 01, 2019 - 6:40 pm

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History was made in Cobb County as Joyette Holmes become the first African American, and also the first woman, to be the county’s new Chief Prosecutor and law enforcement official. After taking took the oath of office from Governor Brian Kemp, Holmes said that it’s not about her, but it is an “everybody thing” and they “must keep it moving in the way it must move.” Joyette Holmes has served as Cobb County’s Chief Magistrate Judge the past four years and says in her new role; the number one priority is public safety.  Vic Reynolds held the position previously before Governor Kemp appointed him to be the Director of the GBI.

Holmes is set to serve out the rest of the vacated four-year term that ends at the end of next year and then run for re-election in 2020 to keep the seat.