The new chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has close ties to Martha’s Vineyard.

Kimberly Budd, who was nominated earlier this month by Gov. Charlie Baker and confirmed by the Governor’s Council last week, is the daughter of longtime Oak Bluffs summer residents Wayne and Jacqui Budd.

Her unanimous confirmation makes Ms. Budd the first African American woman to lead the state’s highest court. She replaces former chief justice Ralph Gants, who died in September.

Ms. Budd’s father was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1989 to 1992, when he was appointed by George H. W. Bush to serve as the associate Attorney General of the U.S.