Georgia House Honors Gardner Wright at State Capitol

ATLANTA – State Representatives Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) led the Georgia House of Representatives in recognizing Gardner Wright of Rome at the state capitol with House Resolution 767 on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Gardner Wright holding HR 767, front center, alongside his son-in-law Steve Protz, front left, his daughter Suzanne Wright Protz, Rep. Eddie Lumsden, Speaker David Ralston, Rep. Katie Dempsey and his daughter Mary Helen Wright Heaner at the Speaker’s rostrum in the House chamber of the state capitol just after the Georgia House of Representatives recognized Mr. Wright for his service and leadership.

“It was a privilege to recognize Gardner Wright for his exemplary life of servant leadership,” said Rep. Dempsey. “His commitment and encouragement continue to make Rome and all of Georgia a better place to work and live.”

As approved by the Georgia House of Representatives, House Resolution 767 commends Mr. Gardner Wright for his outstanding accomplishments. Mr. Wright is the great grandson of Daniel R. Mitchell, one of the five founding fathers of Rome, Georgia. Some of Mr. Wright’s notable accomplishments include being a two-term chairman of the Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association, a general partner at Synthetic Industries, Inc., an active member of the American Cancer Society, and a founder of Floyd Junior College in Rome.

For more information about HR 767 and Mr. Wright’s many accomplishments, please click here.

Representative Katie Dempsey represents the citizens of District 13, which includes portions of Floyd County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2006, and currently serves as the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Resources. She also serves as a member of the Rules; Economic Development and Tourism; Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications; Health and Human Services; and Higher Education committees.