The Associated Press is reporting that Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed former U.S. Attorney Max Wood as chief judge of the Office of State Administrative Hearings.
Wood came in third to Republican opponents Preston Smith and Sam Olens in the attorney general primary race. Olens, the former Cobb County commission chairman, later won the runoff with former state Sen. Smith of Rome. (This clarifies an earlier reference to Wood’s primary loss as noted by Charlene at 4:54 p.m.)
Wood was an assistant prosecutor and judge advocate general before he became federal prosecutor Georgia’s middle district in 2001.
He is a graduate of LaGrange College and the University of Georgia School of Law.
He is replacing Judge Lois Oakley, who retired.