Senators Isakson, Perdue Comment On Three Georgia Federal Judge Nominees

Self nominated to Middle district, Ray and Brown nominated to Northern district

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statements regarding President Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate three Georgians to fill vacant federal judicial seats in Georgia’s Middle and Northern districts.

President Trump intends to nominate Tilman E. “Tripp” Self, III, of Macon, GA, to serve in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Self has served as the 83rd Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals since January 1, 2017.

For the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Trump intends to nominate William M. “Billy” Ray, II, of Grayson, GA, and Michael L. Brown, of Atlanta, GA.

Ray has served as the 76th Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia since 2012. Brown is a former assistant U.S. attorney in both Georgia and Florida and co-leads the government and internal investigations team as a practicing attorney with Alston & Bird LLP.

“The president has nominated three outstanding Georgians, and I look forward to working with them as they go through the confirmation process in the Senate,” said Senator Isakson.

“President Trump nominated an impressive and qualified group of individuals to fill the vacant federal judgeships in the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia. I look forward to meeting with Mike Brown, William Ray and Tripp Self as they go through the Senate confirmation process,” said Senator Perdue.


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.