David Cannon, Jr. has lived in Cherokee County his whole life. He was a Canton Elementary Greenie, and a Cherokee High School Warrior. He graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Management Information Science, and from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. He and his wife, Jory, have two children.
David is a committed family man who consistently serves his community. In addition to being on the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governors for over 14 years, he's also a board member on Cherokee FOCUS, Chairman of Drug Free Cherokee, and a graduate and former steering committee member for Leadership Cherokee. He has been the mock trial coach for Cherokee High School for over 10 years. He and his family are members of Canton First United Methodist Church.
David was a general law practitioner along with his father for seven years, handling everything from wills and divorces to DUI's and felony criminal law. He was elected in 2002 to be Cherokee County's solicitor general. In this role, he prosecuted misdemeanor crimes for almost 10 years. In 2013, he became Cherokee County's newest superior court judge.
Consistently working to improve the justice system, David has implemented technologies to help reduce backlogs, enhance the courtroom presentation system and save taxpayers money. He's helped pioneer criminal justice reform by working to establish both DUI and drug courts, as well as pre-trial programs for youthful offenders. He also helped to draft the criminal justice reform bill of 2011.