State Rep Brett Harrell's Capitol Update - news from under the Gold Dome.
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your state Representative.
We are underway in the 2019 Session
Signed Oath of Office
The 2019 Session of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled to order on Monday, January 14. As I took the Oath of Office, I was again overwhelmed with gratitude that you allow me to serve in this position as your advocate at the state Capitol.
Our first order of business was the election of Rep. David Ralston of Blue Ridge as the
Speaker of the House. Speaker Ralston reminded us of so many reasons why we gather under the Gold Dome in service to this state.
Brett with Chairman Meadows
He recalled our recently departed friend,
Rules Chairman John Meadows, as an exemplary
model of public service (Marine, Mayor, Representative) we ought all follow. Speaker Ralston then offered House Resolution 5 naming the Rules Committee office the John Meadows Mezzanine in honor of our former Rules Chairman.
I am pleased (Cheshire cat smile) that Speaker Ralston, Chairman Powell, and the Committee on Assignments have appointed me Chair of the Ways & Means Committee. The Ways & Means Committee is the chief tax-writing committee and in as much as taxes prompted my initial interest in public service, I look forward to putting the interests of Georgia's hardworking taxpayers first in this new role. I also will be joining the MARTOC committee as well as serve as an Ex-Officio member of Appropriations. I will maintain my membership on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Regulated Industries, Rules, and Transportation Committees. I'm gonna be very busy serving you, but that's exactly what I asked for and that's what I love doing. Thank you again.
Let me hear from you
It has been my great pleasure to serve as your state Representative. Please contact me and share your thoughts and concerns.