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Grist Seeks to Become First Female Solicitor-General of
Bibb County

When Rebecca Grist was a little girl, she dreamed of growing up and making a difference in Macon. She never thought about living anywhere else. "Macon is home and I love this community and the people in it," Grist said.

After graduating from Mercer Law School, Rebecca worked in the Office of the District Attorney in the Child Support Enforcement division. "I believe strongly in protecting and providing for the welfare of children and single mothers, especially when they are vulnerable." That early experience lit a fire in her to devote her life to helping women.

Rebecca Grist was a driving force in the formation and operation of the Salvation Army Safe House. Her involvement didn't stop there. She just finished a three-year term as the Chair of the Board of the Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia, Inc.

She is also devoted to family, education and her church. She is a loving wife to Joel, also an attorney, and mother to two children ages 15 and 13. She serves on the Wesleyan College Board of Visitors and is a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church where she has served as Senior Warden of the Vestry.

She has been recognized in the community for her professional and civic work. She is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Macon and served on that board from 2001-2003. In 2002, Rebecca was named one of Macon Magazine's "Top Five Under 40" young; in 2008 she was named by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia district as a "Woman of Distinction"; and is 2011, Rebecca was once again honored when she received the Macon Magazine's "Women in Business Community Outreach Award."

In addition to all of these commitments and accomplishments, she has worked for the last 16 years as Assistant Solicitor-General. She was hired by Solicitor-General Otis Scarbary (Dem.) to handle the domestic violence prosecutions. She has done such an exemplary job in this position, that when Otis announced that he would retire at the end of his term and not seek re-election, he whole-heartedly endorsed Rebecca for the job. He isn't alone, Scarbary is joined by more than 80 Macon attorneys in endorsing Rebecca to be the next Solicitor-General of Bibb County. If elected, Rebecca Grist would be the first female to hold this position.

Rebecca promised to bring that same dedication and commitment to excellence to the Office of Solicitor General: "I am humbled and honored to have the support of my peers. This isn't just a job for me; it's a calling. The Solicitor is the misdemeanor prosecutor for Bibb County and handles over 15,000 cases a year. It’s an important job. Since approximately 70% of all criminal cases come to our office, the Solicitor needs experience. I feel my entire career and civic resume have prepared me for this challenge. I look forward to continuing my service to our community as Solicitor-General and would appreciate everyone's vote."

Rebecca Grist will be on the Democratic ballot in the July primary election. You can find out more about Rebecca Grist on Facebook at Rebecca Grist for Solicitor or visit her website at

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