Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:58 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
ATLANTA — A former probate judge running for Georgia secretary of state has resolved an ethics complaint by agreeing not to run for a judgeship for the next seven years. Republican Torri “T.J.” Hudson had been chief magistrate court judge and probate court judge in Treutlen County before resigning in April to seek the statewide office. He recently signed a consent agreement with the state Judicial Qualifications Commission. The court filing shows Hudson was being investigated on allegations that he ordered a person to appear in court for a contempt hearing and then wrongly sentenced that person to jail. Hudson says he has “no comment on a matter well-handled” by the commission.