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Higgins to run for District Attorney

Attorney Keith Higgins officially announced his candidacy for District Attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit Jan. 29. Running on the platform of “Justice for All,” Higgins said he will draw from his experience as both an Assistant District Attorney and defense attorney. “During my career as an attorney, which includes time as a prosecutor and defense attorney, I’ve had the opportunity to see the criminal justice system, both through the eyes of the victim, and also through the eyes of those who are accused,” Higgins said. “Because of that broad experience, I’ve seen injustice within the system from both perspectives, so I know where there are faults that need correcting.” The District Attorney is the highest-ranking law enforcement official in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit, which includes Appling, Camden, Glynn, Jeff Davis, and Wayne counties. The District Attorney manages the prosecutor’s office, advises law enforcement, and determines what cases are prosecuted. Higgins, a graduate of Mercer Law School, has practiced law in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for more than 30 years, including 23 years as Assistant District Attorney. For the last decade, Higgins has been in private practice as a defense attorney in Brunswick. Higgins, who is running as an independent, is gathering signatures to oppose the current District Attorney in November. “Our judicial system demands impartial oversight and, just like our judges, I want to make sure partisan politics have no possible influence in my administration of justice,” Higgins said. “I believe everyone should have a voice in deciding who their district attorney is going to be. If given the opportunity to serve, I will do everything in my power to make sure there is justice for all in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.” From becoming an Eagle Scout and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to his 34-year career as an attorney, Keith has dedicated his life to community involvement and public service. Keith and his wife Virginia have been married 38 years, raised four children in Glynn County, and are active members of St. Simons Community Church. More information about the campaign is available at

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