December 20-- Gov. Nathan Deal today appointed Michael Boggs to the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Boggs fills the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable J.D. Smith.
Boggs is a Superior Court judge within the Waycross Judicial Circuit. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2001-04. Boggs serves as a member of the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission, the Judicial Council of Georgia Standing Committee on Accountability Courts, and is the founding director of the Waycross Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern College and law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. He and his wife, Heather, reside in Blackshear.