As a mother, wife, grandmother, and proud daughter, I know the struggles of being left out. I worked hard to go to school and achieved my goals.
As the first African American and the first woman to hold this office, I have transformed the culture of the DA's office to be more effective and inclusive to our diverse community. I have continued to bring justice to families while providing opportunities to educate our youth not incarcerate.
I am fighting for Our Story. I hope you can join our fight.
I am Patsy Austin Gatson and I have the privilege of being your Gwinnett County District Attorney.
But I am not just your District Attorney. I am first a child of God, a mother, a wife, a grandmother, and a resident of this beautiful diverse county for 25 years.
My life and professional experiences have prepared me to continue being the best District Attorney for Gwinnett County. From my position as Associate Attorney in Georgia's Attorney General’s Office, where I represented all of the Criminal Justice Agencies in Civil Litigation to starting my own solo practice which included various areas of law, both criminal and civil to working in the Solicitor General’s Office of Gwinnett County where misdemeanors are prosecuted. I have tried some of the toughest cases and successfully brought justice to many families.
Growing up in the projects of New York, my mother taught me the power of fighting for what I want. She raised me and my six siblings as a single mother. She worked so hard to take care of us and is the biggest fighter I know. Travis and I have been married for 25 years and we have three children and four grandchildren and lived in Gwinnett during our entire marriage. I have been a mentor in Gwinnett County schools and owned a gourmet popcorn shop, volunteered with numerous organizations through the years that assist people through catastrophic and life challenges.
In my tenure, I have been working hard for the citizens of Gwinnett County. I changed the culture of the Office of the District Attorney. We have established programs not previously in the office like a conviction integrity unit and second chance programs for youth in Juvenile and Superior Courts to keep our youth from going deeper into the criminal system and give them an opportunity to succeed. My office was the first office in Georgia to prosecute Fentanyl overdose deaths against drug dealers.
I am committed to ensuring that those who commit crimes in our county are held accountable for their actions. I ran on making a difference and I will continue to work efficiently and tirelessly to prosecute, convict, and bring justice to all Gwinnettians while educating our youth down the right path because I believe that every resident of our county deserves to live in a safe and thriving community.
I am Patsy and I am asking for your support and your vote in 2024 to continue being the difference Gwinnett deserves.
I have been fighting for you for the past 3 years. Let me continue to be your voice in the District Attorney's office.
Check out my video "Our Story" and consider joining Team Patsy!