In March, former Assistant District Attorney and state legislator Greg Hecht became Georgia Democrats’ nominee for Attorney General.
Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter expressed his enthusiasm for Hecht’s candidacy, saying “Greg brings some serious credentials to our ballot, and will bring a lifetime’s worth of experience protecting Georgia families to the office of the Attorney General.”
Early in his career, Greg served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Georgia from 1989 to 1993. He prosecuted violent criminals, sex offenders, child abusers, identity thieves, and murderers. During this time, he served as a Special DEA Airport Drug Prosecutor also. After his time protecting Georgia’s most vulnerable, Greg served as a County Attorney and later started a law firm where he now pays 10 employees every 2 weeks as a small businessman.
In 1997, Greg took his experience as an ADA and small businessman to the Georgia General Assembly as a State Senator and State Representative. During his six years in the state legislature, Greg authored laws for child abuse reporting protocols, giving special guardian powers to court appointed child advocates, requiring criminal background checks for daycare workers, making elder abuse a felony, applying strong penalties for vote fraud, to protect the Hope Scholarship and for veterans’ protections and for tax relief.
Greg served 16 years on the Alzheimer’s Services Board including 3 years as Chair, 10 years on the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity Board including a term as President, 9 years on the Families First Board which provides group homes, adoptive and foster care services for abused and neglected children and young mothers, and 3 Years on the Prevention Plus Board which maintains a teen center to keep our youth off the streets and away from drugs.
Greg can be found online at greghecht.com