Archive for June, 2009

New School Year Could Mean New School for Kids

By Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (D- Austell)

Beginning July 1, a new day will dawn for Georgia parents and their children. For the first time, the state will have a uniform system allowing parents more power to choose the public school within their district that best fits their children’s needs. (more…)

Morgan Honored for Helping Foster Youth

ATLANTA— Last week EmpowerMEnt, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children, Inc. (MAAC), and Georgia’s Independent Living Program (ILP) presented Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (D- Austell) with a service award for her dedication to helping Georgia’s foster youth. (more…)

Milton County Legislators’ Advisory Committee

ATLANTA – The Milton County Legislators’ Advisory Committee met for the first time on June 11 at Johns Creek City Hall. Representatives Mark Burkhalter (R- Johns Creek) and Jan Jones (R- Milton) formed the committee in May 2009 to advise north Fulton legislators on the proposed re-creation of Milton County. (more…)

Rep. Jeff May Elected House Republican Caucus Vice-Chairman

ATLANTA – The House Republican Caucus recently elected state Representative Jeff May (R- Monroe) as the new caucus vice-chairman. In his new position, Rep. May will assist with member services and incumbent re-election, candidate recruitment, caucus fundraising, technology utilization, and presiding over House Republican Caucus meetings in the absence of the chair. Prior to the elections, which were held at a recent caucus meeting, Rep. May served as caucus secretary/treasurer.
“It is with great humility that I accept the responsibility of Vice-Chair of the House Republican Caucus,” said Rep. May. “I am humbled that the members of our caucus have allowed me to continue to serve them in this new capacity.”
The leadership change came after Rep. Jay Roberts became House Transportation Committee Chairman and stepped down as House Republican Caucus Chairman. Rep. Donna Sheldon (R- Dacula), formerly the caucus vice-chairman, was elected to the position of caucus chairman and Rep. Allen Peake (R- Macon) was elected secretary/treasurer.

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Representative Jeff May represents the 111th House District in Walton County. He serves as a member of the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications; Industrial Relations; Transportation as well as the Ways & Means Committees.

State Representative Rick Austin Accepted to The Program for Emerging Political Leaders

ATLANTA—State Representative Rick Austin (R- Demorest) has been accepted to The Program for Emerging Political Leaders. The prestigious program, hosted by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) and the Darden School of Business (Darden) at the University of Virginia, is designed to enhance the leadership potential and vision of our country’s greatest up and coming leaders. (more…)