A Cobb prosecutor has launched his bid to become one of the county’s newest State Court judges.
Jason Marbutt said he will run for the Post 6 State Court Judge seat, which is nonpartisan, up for re-election in May 2020. Marbutt said the incumbent for the seat, Toby Prodgers, has said he will not seek another four-year term.
Marbutt, who said he was named the 2018 Assistant District Attorney of the year, said his position forces him to make “tough choices on how to best deliver justice for victims while also helping those who have made mistakes find redemption and lead lives of purpose.”
“This experience and my commitment to the Constitution will allow me to serve on the bench fairly, firmly, and with fidelity to the rule of law,” he said.
Marbutt chairs the Cobb Elder Abuse Task Force and is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, his campaign website reads. In 2018, he created the Justice for Elderly and Disabled Individuals Multidisciplinary Team.
He has been a prosecutor for 14 years, handling cases that range from DUI allegations to murder charges. As an assistant district attorney, he specializes in elder abuse, white collar crime and cases involving public integrity.
An Austell native, Marbutt resides in Cobb with wife, Olivia, and their three children. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Emory School of Law.