Governor Kemp Swears in Clayton M. Fuller as District Attorney

Newly sworn-in DA Clay Fuller, Governor Brian Kemp, and Judge Chris Arnt

Governor Brian P. Kemp swore in Clayton M. Fuller as the District Attorney for the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit in a ceremony at the Capitol today. The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit is comprised of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, and Walker counties. Mr. Fuller will be replacing former District Attorney Chris Arnt, who was sworn in as a judge in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit in a separate ceremony. Prior to becoming District Attorney, Mr. Fuller served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. He has secured convictions in some of the circuit’s toughest cases to include charges ranging from malice murder, to rape, to child molestation. From 20182019, he was one of fourteen individuals selected to serve as a White House Fellow, the nation’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. As a White House Fellow he served in both the Office of the Vice President and the Department of Defense. At the Department of Defense, he served as a special
operations and counter terrorism policy advisor where he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in counter terrorism.

Fuller is also a Major and a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in the Alabama Air National Guard. He earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, an M.P.A. from Cornell University, and a B.A. from Emory University. Fuller is also a distinguished graduate of the Air Force’s Officer Training School, a graduate of the Marine Expeditionary Warfare School, and he earned a Master’s in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University. He and his wife have two children and reside in Dade County.

“First, I’d like to thank Chris Arnt for his thirtyplus years of service to our office and protecting victims in our community. He’s a prosecutor’s  prosecutor and will be an incredible addition to our bench”, Fuller said. “I hope to continue his legacy of leadership in our office at this critical time in our country’s history. Too many prosecutors across the country have capitulated to lawbreakers rather than protecting lawabiding citizens,” Fuller added. “I look forward to leading an office that will pursue justice, back the thin blue line that protects our community, relentlessly counter the scourge of fentanyl and opioids pouring into our mountain towns, and tirelessly fight to ensure our Main Streets are the safest in America.”