Scoggins, a retired Bartow County probate judge, defeated three other Republicans with 65 percent of the vote during a Dec. 18 special election. No Democrats ran in the election, and Scoggins will take office on the first day of the 2019 legislative session Jan. 14.
He will replace former state Rep. Christian Coomer, whom Gov. Nathan Deal appointed in September to serve as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. House District 14 covers parts of Bartow and Floyd counties, including the city of Cartersville.