JNC recommends candidates for the Supreme Court of Georgia

October 3, 2016

The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted recommendations to fill three vacancies on the Supreme Court of Georgia.  Two of the vacancies were created by House Bill 927 during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly.  The other vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Hugh P. Thompson.  Governor Deal will fill the vacancies from among the list.  The Governor’s Office will contact candidates to schedule interviews.

The following names were submitted to Governor Deal:

  • Charlie Bethel – Senator, Georgia State Senate
  • Michael P. Boggs – Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Elizabeth L. (Lisa) Branch – Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • John J. Ellington – Presiding Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Stephen S. Goss – Judge, Dougherty Judicial Circuit
  • Britt Grant – Solicitor General, Office of Attorney General
  • Carla Wong McMillian – Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • M. Yvette Miller – Presiding Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Nels S.D. Peterson – Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • William M. (Billy) Ray, II – Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Eric Richardson – Judge, Fulton County State Court
  • Lawton E. Stephens – Judge, Western Judicial Circuit
  • Paige Reese Whitaker – Deputy District Attorney, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office