Monday, January 9, 2017, marked the first day of the 154th Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly and the first day of the 2017-2018 term. As such, all 180 members of the Georgia House of Representatives took the oath of office and were formally sworn in. With an ambitious agenda to navigate and only 40 legislative days to complete our work, my colleagues and I promptly began our first order of business: electing our leaders to guide the House through our next two years of public service. After hearing the nominations, Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones (R-Milton) were both re-elected to their respective positions.
On Wednesday, Committee assignments were announced. Speaker Ralston and the Committee on Assignments asked me to Chair the House Code Revision Committee. I'm grateful for this opportunity. The Code Revision Committee looks for obsolete code and seeks to repeal it. I look forward to working with the Speaker and the members of the Committee to do just that. Additionally, I will serve on the House Education Committee.
As I did during last session, I record a quick video update each day we are in Session, You can join us live on my Facebook page. Here are last week's videos: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Panoramic photo of Governor Deal's State of the State address on Wednesday January 11, 2017.
As always, you can contact me at my Capitol office at 404-656-0188 or via email. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or via my website.
I look forward to serving you in the Legislature for the next two years. As I tell people, I get to wake up everyday and try to make Georgia a better place. It's a great job and I'm grateful you folks trust me to represent our community.
Representative, State House District 102
504-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30334