Thank you Justice Warriors - YOU elected me as the People's DA and I look forward to fulfilling that role.  Stay tuned for info on our transition. Stay safe, warm, wear a mask and happy holidays!

  • We Won!

    From the bottom of my heart – thank you. By way of your support, our message of fairness, accountability, compassion, and empathy resonated with thousands of voters in Athens-Clarke and Oconee. I am honored and humbled to serve as your next District Attorney.

    Being part of this campaign took courage, resilience, and a fervent commitment to justice. Taking on the status quo is never easy, but you made it worth each and every battle that we fought. Thank you for believing in this movement, and thank you for believing in me.

    This campaign has not been an easy fight. When I first announced my candidacy just over one year ago, many viewed this campaign and this movement for reform as being too ambitious. We have proved them wrong.

    This victory would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of activists, local organizers, community leaders, and our hundreds of volunteers who believed a healthier, safer, and more equitable system of justice is possible.

    The time for transformative change is now. I cannot wait to get to work, reimagining our criminal justice system and translating our vision into reality.

    Thank you,


  • Runoff Election Night Video


    Hi everyone – we won the election and are in transition.  We do however plan to continue to make forums available where we can engage with the community.  Stay tuned.  If you have ideas regarding communication channels and/or about our criminal legal system please email them to me: info@deborahforda.com.

    In the meantime – enjoy this video from the night of the runoff election.