State Rep. Christian Coomer will be sworn in as a judge on Georgia’s Court of Appeals in a ceremony set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.31, in the House Chambers. Gov. Nathan Deal will administer the oath.
On Sept. 15, Deal appointed the veteran lawmaker who represents parts of Bartow and Floyd counties to the court.
A special election will be held to replace Coomer in the state House. As of Friday afternoon, neither qualifying to run for the seat nor the special election date had been announced.
Background: Coomer represents the 14th district in the Georgia House of Representatives, where he currently serves as the majority whip. He is a solo practitioner with Christian A. Coomer, Attorney at Law, LLC. Coomer is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and serves as a part-time Air Force Judge Advocate currently assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the Georgia National Guard. He was appointed to the Court Reform Council by Deal and was named the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Legislator of the Year in 2017. Coomer received numerous awards for his military service including the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College at Air University and the Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute. Coomer is a member of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Veterans Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lee University and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Coomer and his wife, Heidi, have three children and reside in Cartersville.