Pam Stephenson

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Pam Stephenson
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 90th district
In office
2003 – present
Personal details
Born (1951-05-11) May 11, 1951 (age 67)
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Michigan,
Eastern Michigan University
ProfessionAttorney at law
CommitteesHealth and Human Services,
Judiciary,
MARTOC

Pamela S. Stephenson is a politician from Georgia. A Democrat, she is a member of the Georgia House of Representatives representing the state's 90th district which includes parts of DeKalb and Rockdale counties.[1]

The 90th district is 86% African American (conflicting stats) according to figures from the 2000 census.[2]

Background[edit]

Education[edit]

Stephenson received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and has two master's degrees from the University of Michigan, her law degree is from what was the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta.[3] There has been some debate over whether or not she graduated from law school. The registrar for the school does not show that she graduated.[4]

Career[edit]

Stephenson was elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 2002. She had been the executive director of the State Health Planning agency and had served on the State Medical Education Board. She is chairman of the board of Trustees at Grady Hospital.[3]

In 2018, Stephenson was hired to defend Asa North, who had been accused of causing the deaths of his children after leaving them in a hot car in Carroll County, Georgia. During the trial, she accused of being "woefully unprepared". She did not subpoena any witnesses and repeatedly talked on her cell phone, even during opening statements. Affidavits state that the judge asked Stephensen if she was on pills.[5] The family of Asa North has since hired another attorney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Pam Stephenson". Georgia State Legislature. Retrieved January 25, 2009.
  2. ^ Census 2000: Population by Georgia House district (PDF) Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority". Grady Health System. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "Pam Stephenson's law degree questioned in ex-CEO's lawsuit". Atlanta Unfiltered. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  5. ^ Travis, Randy (September 19, 2018). "Attorney accused of being 'woefully unprepared' for double murder case". FOX 5 Atlanta. Retrieved 2019-03-03.