With over 40 years of legal and judicial experience, a small business owner and entrepreneur, Steve Leibel is the most qualified candidate in the Georgia House District 9 race. Steve has a reputation of being a fighter, who is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His no-nonsense, cut through the "red tape" approach will be a breath of fresh air in the Georgia State House.
A Dahlonega resident for over 20 years, Steve has been married to his wife, Julie, for 33 years. They have 3 grown children.
Steve is an attorney and a certified police officer.
He graduated from Emory Law School and the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.
Steve is plugged in to District 9 communities.
He is a graduate of Leadership Lumpkin and has served on the board of Legacy Link (the Area Agency on Aging for a 13-county area in north Georgia), and on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia. Steve was a founding member and Vice Chairman of Foothills Community Bank, and is currently on the Board of GASSA. He and his wife have been active supporters of area schools and the larger community.
Steve has experience representing north Georgians.
As an advocate for his client, and in cooperation with the FBI and other government officials, Steve helped shut down a corrupt Lumpkin County hospital, that had been operating illegal labs. As a result, Lumpkin County now has a flourishing hospital through the Northeast GA Health System.
Steve has earned the trust of many prominent citizens.
Steve is Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard’s personal attorney and provides legal counsel to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. He has served as a Federal Trial Lawyer, Municipal Court Judge, and as a Peace Officer.
He has been endorsed by Lumpkin County Tax Commissioner, Rachel Pruitt; retired Dawson County Sheriff, Billy Carlisle; and the former Mayor of Dawsonville, James Grogan.
Why Steve is running.