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Deborah Gonzalez

Mission: TimPossible

District Attorney, Clarke and Oconee counties

10mins

18 Mar 2021

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Deborah Gonzalez on Making History as the First Latina District Attorney in Georgia | Ep. 12

Latina South

“Don’t assume people are always against something...but also don’t assume that people are going to be supportive. You have to have logical arguments, you have to do your homework, you have to have the statistics and the research as to why you want to implement a change. I think it’s really important that you are prepared.” - Hon. Deborah Gonzalez, District Attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit in Georgia. Deborah talks about her Latina identity and how being Boricua shows up in her everyday life. Deborah shares her journey to making history by becoming the first Latina district attorney in Georgia and the first woman district attorney in the Western judicial circuit. Before she was able to run, she took on the governor with a lawsuit that was appealed 5 times and ultimately resulted in a unanimous vote from the state supreme court which allowed an election to take place. Adela asks, “Deborah, what kept you going?” She kept going because she felt that she was right. She thinks about this message often from her father - if there is something that needs to be done and you are the only one that could do it, it is your duty to do that thing. Deborah has a message to the voters who did not vote for her: give her a chance. Her word for 2021 is to ‘listen’ which for her means having an open-door policy and inviting everyone to conversation. Her approach also includes frequent communication and keeping people informed so they know more about what happens in the district attorney’s office. She shares some lessons learned from her time serving in the Georgia General Assembly. Being prepared is very important for her and is what the people who elected her deserve in order to effect change. Deborah opens up about the demands of public service and shares strategies that help mitigate the impact on her time and energy. It is important to have a support system and for each person to define parameters that work for them and their situation. For her, support comes from her husband and taking the time for self-care in order to keep from burning the candle at both ends. Watching Netflix with a glass of wine and her kitten on her lap provides her with needed respite.  She talks more about her family, her grown children and grandchildren. Her grandsons provide Deborah with inspiration to approach the important work of criminal justice with humanity. While living in the South presented some challenges for her at first, now she feels confident in calling Georgia home. Her choice to live in Georgia inspires her to work harder to make her home a better place for all people. Deborah shares some words of wisdom – you have what you need inside of you. What you have to offer the world is what the community needs. You have a role to play and people need you to fulfill that role. Deborah invites us to learn more about criminal justice reform, a bipartisan issue. To support criminal justice work, consider Justice is On the Agenda Fund designed to bridge the gap between resources needed for reform and available dollars. Donations are used for training and community outreach and other activities the District Attorney's office could not fund on its own. Other organizations include The Georgia Justice Reform Partnership and the Georgia Justice Project. You can also contact Deborah directly at deborah@deborahgonzalez.com and follow her on Facebook  @DG4DA.

34mins

22 Feb 2021

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DA candidate Deborah Gonzalez

Mission: TimPossible

The Athens attorney was the top vote getter on 11/3

7mins

6 Nov 2020

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Heritage 5: Deborah Gonzalez

The Finch Podcast

Her race is back on. Deborah Gonzalez, a former state representative for Georgia House District 117, took on the Governor- and won. This is the story of how she got back on the ballot, her platform, and the seat she is seeking. The ACLU calls the district attorney the most powerful elected official you've never heard of. On this fifth installment of our Heritage series, Alex and Will talk with Deborah, a Democratic candidate for DA in Athens and Oconee, about ending mass incarceration, increasing transparency, and addressing the systemic racial injustice embedded within our courts. Campaign Site: https://deborahforda.com Register to Vote: https://vote.gov --------------------------------------------- Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter = @thefinchpodcast Follow us on Spotify = https://sptfy.com/thefinchpodcast Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Google Podcasts, Anchor FM, TuneIn, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Pod Bay, and Radio Public. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday! Recorded on July 15th, 2020 Aired on July 17th, 2020 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-finch-podcast/support

47mins

17 Jul 2020

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Deborah Gonzalez

Mission: TimPossible

The former Athens state Rep is running for District Attorney

10mins

15 Jul 2020

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Deborah Gonzalez Wins Lawsuit to Keep DA Race on the Ballot

Peachpod: A Georgia Politics Podcast

On today’s podcast, we talk with Deborah Gonzalez, a candidate for District Attorney in the Western Judicial Circuit covering Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties. We talked with Deborah about her candidacy for DA in December, but since then, Deborah has filed and won a lawsuit that prevented the Governor from cancelling the 2020 DAs race by appointing a replacement to the outgoing DA Ken Mauldin. We talked with Deborah about this lawsuit and how she sees the role of District Attorney in responding to calls for justice and an end to police brutality.  Learn more about Deborah’s campaign here. Read 21 Principles for a 21st Century Prosecutor here.  Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

33mins

6 Jul 2020

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Deborah Gonzalez is Running for District Attorney

Peachpod: A Georgia Politics Podcast

On today's podcast, we talk with Deborah Gonzalez, a candidate for District Attorney in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties, about her views on criminal justice reform and her campaign.  You can learn more about her campaign here. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

41mins

13 Dec 2019

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Another DAM Podcast interview with Deborah Gonzalez on Digital Asset Management

Transcript – Another DAM Podcast

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16 Jul 2015

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Online Security Basics for Attorneys – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez (Part 2)

Solo Practice University® Guest Lectures

As promised, here is the second part of this important and fascinating guest lecture with Deborah Gonzalez discussing online security basics for attorneys.  If you’ve not listened to Part 1 yet, you can do so here. The audio is about 48 minutes. Listen directly below Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is an attorney and the founder of […]Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

13 Jan 2015

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Online Security & Risk Basics For Attorneys – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez (Part 1)

Solo Practice University® Guest Lectures

Quite simply, this is a mind-blowing guest lecture from one of our most thought-provoking faculty, Deborah Gonzalez. This guest lecture exposes the deep and dark underbelly of the online world,  the full, often-ignored exposure you have when you not only conduct business online, but are online for pleasure.  This jam-packed two part guest lecture will […]Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

6 Jan 2015

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