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Meet Judge Hydrick

Judge Stacey Hydrick has served the citizens of DeKalb County as a judge for nearly a decade — first as a State Court judge for more than 8 years, and now on the Superior Court since 2019.   


Judge Hydrick began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Augusta Judicial Circuit where she prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors in Richmond, Columbia and Burke Counties. She went on to work as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Georgia Attorney General's Special Prosecution Division, where she focused on combating public corruption cases. She was later recruited to be a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, where she started the office's first Public Integrity Unit.


After almost ten years of serving as a prosecutor, Judge Hydrick left criminal law to become a civil attorney with the firm of Gray, Hedrick & Edenfield. She worked there for five years as an associate and then made partner, where she remained until she was appointed to the bench.

Court Room

While serving as a Superior Court Judge, Judge Hydrick remains active in numerous bar-related and community organizations.  She is a graduate of the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2012, has served as the Secretary of the DeKalb Bar Association since 2013, and is a board member of the Judicial Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.  She also serves on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, is an adjunct professor at Emory University College of Law, and in 2017, was appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to serve on the Investigative Panel of the newly reconstituted Judicial Qualifications Commission.  


Judge Hydrick received her bachelor’s degree in English from Emory University in 1989 and earned her law degree from Georgia State University in 1992. She has been married to her husband, Karl Hydrick, for more than twenty-five years.  Karl is the Director of Security at the Marcus Jewish Community Center and they have lived in Dunwoody since 2001.  They are the proud parents of two sons, Danny (23), a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, and Adam (20), a sophomore at the University of Alabama.  They are also the parents of two rescue dogs, Sammy and Riley.  



Honorary Campaign Chairman

Former DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown

Endorsements by Elected Officials & Community Leaders 

DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox 

DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Johnson

DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson

DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester

DeKalb County Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry

Former DeKalb County CEO Liane Levetan

Former DeKalb County District Attorney Bob Wilson

Georgia Senator Jen Jordan

Georgia Representative Mary Margaret Oliver

Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst

Brookhaven City Councilwoman Madeline Simmons

Dunwoody City Councilman Joe Seconder

Dunwoody City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge

Dunwoody City Councilwoman Stacey Harris

DeKalb County Democratic Party Chair John Jackson

Attorney Endorsements

Cathy Adams-Carter • Steve Apolinsky • Ibrahim Awad • James Balli 

Noreen Banks-Ware • Audrey Berland • Aisha Blanchard-Collins 

Daniel Bloom • Lauren Boone • Michael Bowers • Ivory Brown 

Stephanie Chavies • Otanya Clarke • Andy Cohen • Ellaretha Coleman 

Shira Crittendon • J. Max Davis • Jesse A. Davis, III • Will Davis 

Arman Deganian • Tony DelCampo • Daniel Dewoskin • Derin Dickerson  

Keith Adams • Tim Bendin • Scott Bonder • Robert Bozeman • Andy Cash

Mawuli Davis • Miguel Dominquez • Boykin Edwards, Jr. • Alwyn Fredericks

Gerald A. Griggs • Bruce Hagen • William Hill • Genet Hopewell

Steven LaBriola • Pope Langdale • Kyla Lines • Yolvondra Martin-Brown 

Scott Masterson • Sam Matchett (Retired) • Justin Miller • William Morrison 

Brian D. Poe • Noah Pines • Mike Prieto • Andy Rogers • Chris Stewart

Darren Summerville • Dwight Thomas • Jeff Tompkins • Paul Weathington 

Steven Weiner • Tracy Dorfman • Scott Drake • Shiel Edlin • Seth Eisenberg

Henry "Hank" Fellows • Scott Fortas • Joseph Fried • Wystan Getz

Musa Ghanayem • Adam Glecklen • Chris Glover • John Hadden • Brent Herrin

Max Hirsh • Shannon Hodder • Lynn Holland • Karen Inniss • Mark Issa

Steven Jackson • Elizabeth Jaffee • Stephen Justus • Matt Kahn

Alex Kaufman • Randy Kessler • Chong Kim • Jennifer Kurle • Sheri Lake

Nicole Leet • Cheryl Legare • Stacey Levy • Susan Levy • Deborah Lubin York

Adam Malone • Aaron Marks • Barbara Marschalk • Whitney Mauk • Allie McCarthy

Phil McCurdy • Alex Merritt • Grant Morain • Paul Morochnik • Joe Murphy

Roger Orlando • Gunner Pak • Esther Panitch • Gingie Peterson • Kurt Peterson

Jill Polster • Michael Regas • Jimmy Rice • Melody Richardson • Lynn Robertson

Lynn Roberson • Brandon Rosenbloom • Timothy Santelli • Joshua Schiffer

Ryan Schwartz • Ben Sessions • Mona Shuman • Eileen Shuman

Lauren Slepin • Lisa Smith Siegel • Marvin Solomiany • Savannah Steele

Jessica Stern • Nica Tallman • Steve Thornton • William Tinkler • Laura Voght

Quinton Washington • Michael Werner • Neil Wilcove • Kyle Williams

Kathleen Womack • Heather Wright • Sharon Zinns


Join community leaders and citizens from across the county in supporting Stacey for DeKalb County Superior Court!

Thanks for your support!




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