Richmond County Probate Judge: Carleton Vaughn

Carleton Vaughn may be the most distinguished gentleman you ever meet. But he’s so much more than that.


Besides a breadth of life experience and education that is impressive if not daunting, it’s as if this community has practically trained him for the job he’s running for on Tuesday: probate judge.

His 40-year law practice here has specialized in precisely what the probate office primarily does, which is to handle the disposition of wills and estates. As if that’s not enough, for a dozen years or so Mr. Vaughn has actually served as an acting probate judge on many occasions.

Mr. Vaughn is highly organized,

and shows up for hearings eminently prepared – which will be a tremendous boon to folks who are already going through enough trauma without having to be inconvenienced by the courts.

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, and of Georgia Law School – and was first in his class at Southern Methodist University Law School, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree in taxation. All this after serving in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he prosecuted and defended cases and advised fellow military members on wills, trusts and estate planning.

At Mr. Vaughn’s kickoff – attended by esteemed retiring Probate Judge Isaac Jolles – his campaign chairman Tom Allgood Jr. said Vaughn has been an invaluable resource to the legal community as an expert on the often arcane world of probate law.

“He has been our go-to guy for probate and estate matters for many, many years,” Allgood said.

Now he can be everyone’s go-to guy – as judge of Probate Court.

We strongly urge you to vote for Carleton Vaughn on Tuesday.



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