It’s public opinion poll time again!
As you are all aware, the Georgia General Assembly is well on its way in what promises to be one of the shortest legislative sessions in recent memory. With qualifying for candidates and the primary elections being moved up, our current elected officials are hoping to end the 40 Day Legislative Session by March 20th so they may focus on spending time with you and asking for your vote in their re-election campaigns.
Your Gwinnett GOP Executive Board thought this would be a good time to ask you to weigh in on some of the issues being debated this Legislative Session and to gauge your support for candidates in the race for Governor, US Senate and State School Superintendent.
Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we’ve decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event May 9th-10th.
At the event, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest fight for more birthdays.
Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life. Please join our team or make a donation, because saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.
Thank you to our February breakfast sponsors, State Representatives Brooks Coleman and Valerie Clark.
Brooks Coleman has represented the 97th district in the Georgia House since 1993. He is Chairman of the Education Committee, and is a member of the Appropriations, Intragovernmental Coordination, Retirement and Natural Resources and Environment committees.
Valerie Clark was elected to represent the 104th House district in 2010. She is vice-chairman of the Appropriations and Transportation committees. She is a member of the Education, Health and Human Services, and Human Relations and Aging committees.
It is with a heavy heart that I write you this morning to let you know that we have received word that our friend, and stalwart of the Republican Party, Joan Zellner has passed away. Her family has asked that we share the statement below with you.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Hamilton Mill Chapel and Funeral Home from 4-8pm.
Memorial service Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11 am at the same location, with longtime friend Melvin Everson officiating.
Please take a moment to read Joan’s obituary. Her life and legacy are everlasting and her guidance and wise counsel to all who knew and loved her will be missed.
Please keep Joan’s family in your prayers at this difficult time.
The 2014 legislative session starts on Monday, and the Gwinnett Delegation has chosen its caucus leadership for the year. Rep. Brett Harrell (R – Snellville) will be the caucus chairman, Rep. Josh Clark (R-Buford) will be the deputy chair, Rep. Valerie Clark (R-Lawrenceville) is secretary and deputy whip, and Reps. Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville), Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) and BJ Pak (R-Lilburn) are additional deputy whips.
Here are the House committee assignments: