Rep. Raffensperger Pre-files Resolution to Re-Establish Milton County
ATLANTA – State Representative Brad Raffensperger (R-Johns Creek) recently pre-filed House Resolution 964, to create a constitutional amendment to allow Georgia to re-establish Milton and Campbell counties through voter referendum.
“I authored this resolution because I strongly believe that the voters of the former Milton County area should be able to decide whether they wish to remain within Fulton County or belong to a re-created Milton County,” said Rep. Raffensperger. “By taking this step, area taxpayers would have more local control of their policies, taxes and quality of life, and these voters deserve to have that option.”
HR 964 would create a constitutional amendment, which would allow for the re-creation of Milton and Campbell counties by adding an exemption for historically existing counties that were previously merged into another county. Only two counties remain in Georgia that were previously merged into another, Milton County covering most of north Fulton County and Campbell County extending across south Fulton County.
Milton County was a county from 1857 to 1931 with the former county seat located in Alpharetta, Georgia. Milton and Campbell counties were merged with Fulton County in 1931 during the Great Depression.
HR 964 will be formally introduced during the 2016 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly.
For more information about HR 964, please click here.
Representative Brad Raffensperger represents the citizens of District 50, which includes portions of Fulton County. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2015 and currently serves on the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications, Intragovernmental Coordination, and Juvenile Justice committees.
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