Augusta attorney Monique Walker announced her campaign Thursday for Richmond County state court judge.
Walker, the daughter of former Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, is seeking the judgeship held by Robert “Bo” Hunter in the May 22 nonpartisan election.
The campaign is Walker’s second run for state court. In 2016 she lost a three-way contest to complete the term of John Flythe, who resigned to run for judge of superior court.
Kellie Kenner-McIntyre won the judgeship in 2016 after a runoff with Hunter. Last year, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Hunter to state court to complete the term of Chief Judge Richard Slaby, who retired.
A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Walker is a trained mediator and serves on many community boards and organizations, according to a statement. She will administer “justice with compassion” by applying fairness, remaining firm and maintaining focus on the community and judiciary, it said.
Walker, who managed the family business while her father served eight years in federal prison for mail fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion, is expected to face Hunter in the election. New Chief State Court Judge David Watkins is also up for re-election this year.