08.28.18

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Confirmation of Baker to U.S. District Court

Baker confirmed today to Georgia’s Southern District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applaud the Senate confirmation of Judge R. Stan Baker, of St. Simons Island, GA, to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The Senate approved his nomination by voice vote.

“Judge Stan Baker is a great and talented Georgian who is well-qualified for this position. His work as a litigator and his service on the bench have provided him with a deep grasp of legal procedure, and his record of distinguished service to our state gives me confidence that he will continue to serve us well,” said Senator Isakson. “At his Senate hearing, Judge Baker confirmed what people in South Georgia already knew: He will bring to this role the same open-mindedness and fairness in his decision-making on the bench that he has delivered throughout his career.”

“Judge Stan Baker has an exceptional legal background, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to serve his state and country with integrity as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia,” said Senator Perdue. “I congratulate Judge Baker on his confirmation and applaud President Trump for selecting such an impressive Georgian to fill this seat on the federal bench.”

Baker has served as an U.S. magistrate judge for the Southern District of Georgia since Feb. 3, 2015. Prior to his service on the bench, Baker was an attorney from 2009-2015 with The Jordan Firm, LLC, in St. Simons Island, and with Prior, Daniel, & Wiltshire, LLC, in Athens, GA, from 2006 to 2009. Baker litigated a wide range of civil, commercial, and criminal matters in state and federal courts. Baker also clerked for Judge William T. Moore, Jr., on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Baker earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, and graduated from law school magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law.

“I am so deeply honored and grateful. Serving the people of the Southern District has been and will continue to be the greatest honor of my professional life,” said Judge Baker. “At a time like this, I can’t help but reflect upon the countless people that have believed in me and supported me throughout my life. This moment is as much of a product of their kindness, grace, and sacrifice as any talent I may possess or effort I may have expended.”

Isakson and Perdue introduced Baker ahead of his nomination hearing in the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Dec. 13, 2017.

Baker was nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia by President Trump on Sept. 7, 2017, and the nomination was approved in committee by a vote of 17-4 on Jan. 18, 2018. 

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.