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Deal announces solicitor general appointment for Long County

New appointment for solicitor general in Long County, GA

Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Billy J. Nelson, Jr. as solicitor general of the State Court of Long County.

The appointment will take effect upon swearing in of Nelson. The vacancy for this appointment in Long County was created by the appointment of Mark Hendrix as the solicitor general of the State Court of Liberty County.

Billy J. Nelson, Jr.
Nelson currently serves as assistant district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Nelson and his wife, Kathryn, have two children and reside in Hinesville.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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