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By way of Presidential appointment, Max Wood served as the
United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia
beginning in 2001. He served as the Chief Prosecutor and law
enforcement officer for the United States in the 70 county
Middle District of Georgia. This district includes the cities of
Athens, Macon, Columbus, Albany and Valdosta.
A brief summary of Max Wood’s professional record which best
qualifies him to serve as your next Attorney General is below:
Justice Department Attaché, Baghdad, Iraq (2005 - 06)
Appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Attorney
for the Middle District of Georgia. (2001 - 09)
Personally prosecuted cult leader Dwight “Malachi” York in one
of the largest child abuse cases in Georgia history.
General Practitioner, Macon, Georgia (1997 - 2001)
Special emphasis on criminal and civil litigation and
Assistant District Attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit (1994 -
Prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors throughout an eight county
judicial circuit. (Ultimately appointed Chief Assistant DA)
Staff Attorney, Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (1992
Assisted District Attorney’s offices in the prosecution and
asset seizure of major illegal drug operations throughout middle
U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Dept. (1987 - 92)
Served as prosecutor or defense counsel in over 50
courts-martial and administrative boards. Advised commanders on
a variety of legal issues
including but not limited to, military justice, the law of armed
conflict, international law, environmental law, labor law, and
26 years of active and reserve military experience. Currently
serving as a Colonel in the Georgia Air National Guard.
University of Georgia School of Law, 1985 - J.D.
I put this up last week at Red State while I was on vacation and
figured I’d put it up here too.
You and I both know the saying — nice guys finish last. It is
unfortunate, but many of the best people, the people we would
want in office, are the people least likely to run for office.
And when they do step up to run, because they aren’t in the
established fray of politicians, they are typically treated as
Some of them are. Some of them aren’t. One guy who is a nice guy
and probably the most qualified person to ever run for Attorney
General in Georgia in the past few decades is my friend and very
literal neighbor, Max Wood.
Max got introduced to retail politics the hard way. I
volunteered on his campaign for the Bibb County Board of
Education when I was a College Republican at Mercer University.
As fast as Max could get his yard signs out, his opponent would
tear them up. Max lost.
He practiced law for a few years, then George W. Bush appointed
him United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
That made life interesting in our neighborhood.
Max prosecuted Malachi York, a child molester who led the
Nuwaubian cult in Georgia.
Max successful secured a guilty verdict against York on over 100
counts of child molestation — some of the children were as young
as four years old. During that time, Max Wood received lots of
death threats from the cult members who believed York was some
sort of god. Our neighborhood got real safe with all the police
cars passing through.
But Max wasn’t just committed to prosecuting bad guys. He packed
his bags and headed off to Iraq to help build, from scratch,
Iraq’s legal system. Max became the U.S. Justice Department’s
attaché to Baghdad for a year.
This guy is a good guy. I know him and his family. He should be
Attorney General. Compared to the guys he is running against
there is just no better guy than Max.
But he needs a lot of help in the next few weeks as Georgia
heads to the polls on July 20th. For those of you in Georgia,
I’ve voted for Max and I hope you will too.