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Local pastor, judge announces re-election campaign
Judge Morse reelection announcement
Chatham Superior Court Judge John Morse, who is the pastor of Pleasant Grove AME Church in Hinesville, announced his re-election campaign Monday at Forsyth Park.

In front of a crowd of supporters that included family, members of the clergy, and local elected officials, Eastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge John E. Morse Jr. announced his re-election bid to the Superior Court bench.

A native Savannahian and the first African- American Savannah Country Day School graduate, Morse was appointed to the Superior Court by former Governor Zell Miller in 1995. When appointed to the Chatham County State Court in 1992, Judge Morse became one of the youngest judges in Chatham County history and the first African American State Court judge in Chatham County.

As a member of numerous civic and community boards, commissions, and organizations, Morse currently serves as the President of the Georgia Council of Superior Court Judges. He was recently honored as the Outstanding Alumni for Mercer University Law School for 2023.

An ordained minister for over 30 years, Morse serves as the pastor of the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Church in Hinesville.

Morse and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters, Jessica and Jennifer. Qualifying for the 2024 Judicial Elections are March 4–8. The general primary and non-partisan elections will be held on May 21.

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