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How a survivor of Cambodian genocide became a rural Georgia judge

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One day this December, 42-year-old attorney Meng Lim will pack up his two kids and a freshly pressed black robe.

Sixty miles later, at the state Capitol, Lim will be sworn in as the first Cambodian-American of Chinese extraction ever to sit on a Superior Court bench in Georgia.

The election of a survivor of Cambodian genocide to an open seat in the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit in west Georgia – a rural, two-county affair where Asian-Americans make up precisely .3 percent of the voting population – is perhaps the most remarkable, yet untold story to come out of last month's runoff contests.

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