Pembroke's Mount Moriah Baptist Church Senior Pastor Francys Johnson was appointed to the Federal Nominations Advisory Commission by U.S. Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
The commission evaluates all candidates for federal appointment by the President of the United States including federal prosecutors and judges. Johnson, a civil rights and wrongful death attorney with offices in Statesboro, Decatur, and Savannah is the sole member from the Southern District.
The commission is composed of a diverse group of trial lawyers, judges, civil rights leaders, and criminal justice reform advocates. It will be led by former Georgia Supreme Court chief justice Leah Ward Sears.
"Elections have consequences," Johnson said. "Senators Ossoff and Warnock have won the opportunity to bend the arc of justice as it relates to the federal judiciary. I intend to use my influence to bend it away from the powerful and privileged and towards those historically denied, "he added. .