We endorse

Deborah Gonzalez

For Athens-Clarke & Oconee Counties District Attorney

Update: DA Deborah Gonzalez won the 2020 special election with nearly 52% of the vote. She is the first Latina to be elected District Attorney in the state of Georgia.


Deborah Gonzalez (D) is an experienced attorney and former Georgia state legislator who is passionate about transforming our criminal justice system. Throughout her career she has advocated for victims of sexual harassment and domestic violence, as well as for greater protections for children and working families. Gonzales is the most progressive candidate in this race and is committed to addressing racial disparity in our legal system.

As District Attorney, Deborah Gonzalez will:

  • Eliminate cash bail for low-level offenses and reduce prosecutorial overcharging
  • Decline to prosecute low-level marijuana possession
  • End death penalty prosecutions 
  • Establish a dedicated unit to review and overturn unjust sentencing and wrongful convictions.
  • Never prosecute women under the state’s vague anti-abortion bill.
  • Increase transparency with the creation of a public data portal 

On December 1, 2020, vote Deborah Gonzalez for Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney. You do not need to have voted in the Nov. 3 election to be eligible to vote in in this Dec. 1 runoff election, however you must be a registered voter to participate. Check your voter registration status on the Secretary of State website.

Vote early to avoid lines and wait times at the polls. Any registered voter can vote early in Athens-Clarke or Oconee counties beginning November 23. You can also cast your ballot safely and securely by voting by mail as soon as possible. 

Election day polling locations will open on December 1 from 7 AM to 7 PM. An acceptable form of ID is required to vote. Find your nearest polling place by visiting the Georgia’s Secretary of State My Voter Page website

When to Vote

Election Day

Tuesday, December 1st 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Important Dates

October 5
Deadline to register to vote in this runoff election
November 23
Early voting begins
November 25
Last day that the Board of Elections can mail ballots to voters. Request a ballot before this date.
December 1
All absentee ballots must be received by this date
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