Updated: Who beat Jason Carter for top law grad honors?
5:22 pm, November 7th, 2013
In an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article announcing his candidacy for governor today, Jason Carter said: “I wouldn’t be getting in this race if I didn’t think I was going to win. … I’m still mad that I finished second in my law school class. I’m not in this to finish second.”
Carter, an associate at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004. The school’s annual magazine notes that Noah P. Peeters received the “Jessie and Dan MacDougald Memorial Award for First Honor Graduate Class of 2004 and the Isaac Meinhard Award for Highest Academic Average Class of 2004.”
Peeters is now senior vice president at Jamestown, the real estate investment and management company. His bio on the company’s website says: “Noah Peeters began his law practice at King & Spalding in Atlanta, working in its real estate and capital markets department. He joined Jamestown in 2012 as assistant general counsel, working to support all of the company’s business lines. In 2013, Peeters was named a senior vice president in the acquisitions department. Peeters graduated with honors from Williams College in 1998 with a degree in Art. He attended law school at the University of Georgia, graduating as the First Honor Graduate in 2004.”
Peeters emailed us Friday afternoon with this response: “Jason is a tireless advocate for what matters most to Georgia’s families today – education and economic opportunity. I am thrilled he’s joined the race.”
As for how his former rival will fare in the election, Peeters wrote: ”I’m not running, so I really like his chances this time.”