Judge William W. Rambo, State Court of Sumter County, was sworn-in by Gov. Nathan Deal on April 19, 2013.  Judge Rambo fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Russ Barnes in November 2012.
• The Supreme Court of Georgia appointed Chief Judge Brenda S. Weaver, Superior Court, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, to the Judicial Qualifications Commission on April 10, 2013, to serve a four-year term.
• On April 16, 2013, Gov. Deal appointed Judge Sheri Roberts, Juvenile Courts, Alcovy Judicial Circuit, to serve on the Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program that will determine how funds are allocated to counties from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
• Gov. Deal administered the oath of office to Judge Jason B. Thompson, State Court of Fayette County, on May 22, 2013. In 2012, Judge Thompson was elected to serve as Chief Magistrate in Fayette County.  He fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Carla Wong McMillian to the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
Mr. Justin D. Franklin was appointed Solicitor-General of Toombs County on June 11, 2013 by. Gov. Deal.
• On June 14, 2013, Gov. Deal appointed Judge Richard Lee Spencer as Chief Magistrate, Crawford County.  Judge Spencer fills the vacancy created after the suspension of Judge Robin Dunaway.

• SB  349, passed during the 2013 Session of the General Assembly, created the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform. Gov. Deal has appointed Judge Michael Boggs, Court of Appeals, to serve as co-chair along with Mr. Thomas Worthy, along with Judge Jason Deal, Superior Courts, Northeastern Judicial Circuit; Judge Steven Teske, Juvenile Court, Clayton Judicial Circuit. The full list of appointments can be viewed here.


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