Archive for December, 2011

Rep. Lynn Smith Receives Environmental Leader of the Year Award

ATLANTA – State Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) recently received the Environmental Leader of the Year In Golf Award from the Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation (GGEF), a non-profit golf industry alliance that promotes sustainable environmental stewardship in golf. (more…)

Rep. Peake Introduces Legislation Allowing Non-partisan Elections of Local Officials

ATLANTA—State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) recently pre-filed House Bill 682, which would allow counties to petition their local legislative delegation to make the office of county commissioner, along with other county-wide elected offices, non-partisan. Currently, the only counties where state law allows the offices of the county governing authority to be nonpartisan are Georgia’s seven consolidated governments. (more…)

Rep. Lynne Riley Joins State Legislators from Across the Nation to Discuss Free Market Job Creation

ATLANTA – State Representative Lynne Riley (R- Johns Creek) recently joined hundreds of policymakers and leaders from 49 states and the District of Columbia in Phoenix, AZ for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual States & Nation Policy Summit. Over the course of three days, legislators shared their ideas, experience and expertise for growing the economy while maintaining the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government and individual liberty. (more…)

Rep. Penny Houston Recognized as Outstanding State Legislator for 2011 by the Georgia Council on Aging

ATLANTA – State Representative Penny Houston (R-Nashville) recently received the Outstanding State Legislator for 2011 Award from the Georgia Council on Aging (GCOA). The Council awarded Rep. Houston, who chairs the House Appropriations Sub-committees on Human Resources, in recognition of her support for aging services funding and her fight to restore funding for respite care, Meals on Wheels, and vision services. (more…)

Rep. Drenner Appointed to Georgia Public Safety Commission

ATLANTA – State Representative Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) has been appointed to the Georgia Public Safety Commission. (more…)