In a sign of Gwinnett’s dramatic political shift, both of this year’s solicitor general candidates were Black Democrats. With no Republicans on the ballot, Bristol will run unopposed in the November election.
“When I launched my campaign I pledged to the citizens of Gwinnett County that I was running for Solicitor General to keep Gwinnett safe and ensure justice for all,” Bristol said in a statement to friends and supporters. “As the next Solicitor-General of Gwinnett County I look forward to upholding that commitment. There is so much good that can be done now to help ensure justice, provide for a fair, efficient, and orderly criminal justice process, to prevent crime and reduce recidivism, and to help victims of crime, including the victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.”