DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez is up for re-election in the non-partisan portion of next Tuesday’s primary. You’ll remember Lopez as President Barack Obama’s nominee for a U.S. District judgeship last year.
Lopez is Republican, Jewish and Hispanic. Ultimately, his nomination to the federal bench was blocked by U.S. Sen. David Perdue, after anti-illegal immigration forces in Georgia pointed to Lopez’ past association with certain Latino groups. But his religion was a subtext in some of that criticism.