Fellowship Spotlight: Luke Boggs


Fellow Spotlight: Luke Boggs

Graduation Date: December 2015

Majors or Areas of Study: Political Science and History

Hometown: Saint Marys, Georgia

Community & Campus Involvement: Demosthenian Literary Society, Young Democrats of Georgia

What interested you most about the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program?

I first became interested in the program because of how varied and deep of a program it is. By not only working at the Capitol but in the district as well, I was really able to get a full view of the different roles and responsibilities of a state representative. 

What is your current role on the Spencer Frye team?

I am Representative Frye’s current Chief of Staff.

What have you learned as a Chief of Staff?

Everybody has to have a team, whether it is at work or just a group of friends who keep you going.

What was the most interesting part of the 2016 Session?

Leaving Athens at 5:30 AM with Representative Frye every morning was definitely one of the most interesting parts of my day.  

What are your future goals?

I hope to get accepted to UGA’s JD/MPA program.

What do you love most about Athens?

I love how Athens has the feeling of both a small town and a large city, it really makes it an exciting but personal place to live.

Favorite place in Athens, Georgia?

Demosthenian Hall.

Favorite comedy/comedian?

Marc Maron.

What are your hobbies outside of school and the Fellowship program?

I play guitar and have a sizable collection of books, movies, video games, and records.

What is the last book you read?

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in ‘72 by Hunter S. Thompson. It has been called the “least factual, most accurate” account of that campaign. The scary thing about that book is there are all of the parallels between Trump’s and George Wallace’s campaigns. Hopefully that is a warning we do not ignore.

Coffee or tea?

Does sweet tea count?

Describe your dream job.

Any job where I wake up and do something different than the day before and have the opportunity to help people.

What has been your greatest experience during your college career?

UGA has offered me a lot of great opportunities that I would not have had otherwise; I’m grateful for all of them. Specifically this program and my friends in Demosthenian.  

Why are you interested in politics?

I am interested in almost everything and with politics you can learn and work on almost every subject so it is a natural fit.

Favorite quote.

I collect quotes, so I have too many I like to pick a favorite but a recent one that I heard and love from Senator Al Franken when critiquing how some other Senators approached policy was, “Sure it works in practice, but does it work in theory?”