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|Current Court Information:|
|Georgia Court of Appeals|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Roy Barnes|
|Past post:||Treutlen County State Court Judge|
|Born:||October 26, 1960|
|Undergraduate:||University of Georgia, 1982|
|Law School:||University of Georgia Law School, 1985|
|Candidate for:||Georgia Court of Appeals|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||July 31, 2012|
John J. Ellington is the chief judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. He was appointed by Governor Roy Barnes on July 12, 1999 and was re-elected by voters in 2000, 2006, and 2012.  His current term ends on December 31, 2018. His term as Chief Judge ended on June 25, 2013, when Judge Herbert Phipps assumed that role.
John Ellington graduated from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1980. Then, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1982 and went on to receive his law degree from the University of Georgia Law School in 1985.
John Ellington began his career as a general trial lawyer and a partner in the firm Andrew, Threlkeld, & Ellington. In 1991, he was appointed State Court Judge of Treutlen County. He also served as a Municipal Court Judge and later a Superior Court Judge.
Judge Ellington ran unopposed for retention in the 2012 election. He was re-elected after receiving 99% of the vote.
- See also: Georgia judicial elections, 2012
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Judge Ellington biography
- ↑ 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ 2000 General Election Results
- ↑ Georgia Court of Appeals See judges' term information
- ↑ Albany Herald, "Phipps named chief appeals judge", May 21, 2013
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "Preliminary List of Candidates on the July 31, 2012 General Non-Partisan Election Ballot," Accessed May 29, 2012