Boggs is a former legislator and Superior Court Judge from the Waycross Judicial Circuit, where he presided over its drug court program. Before being appointed by Deal to the state Supreme Court in 2016, Boggs served on the Georgia Court of Appeals.
He is currently a member of Gov. Brian Kemp’s Behavioral Health Reform and Innovations Commission, chairing its mental health and corrections subcommittee.
Nels Peterson, appointed to the state Supreme Court by Deal in 2017, was also voted by his colleagues to be the court’s next presiding justice. Peterson previously served on the state Court of Appeals and was Georgia’s first solicitor general in the Attorney General’s Office.