David Ralston is Georgia’s New Speaker of the House

David Ralston is Georgia’s New Speaker of the House. Ralston was picked by a vote of 116-58. Several Democrats voted in his favor.

Jan Jones was elected early as Speaker Pro Tem; the first woman in Georgia to hold the position.

Georgia’s House of Representatives now has new leadership. Lots of problems are on the table. It’s time to get to work. Let’s hope the new leadership can fix things and keep Georgia moving in the right direction.

17 comments

  1. gasteelmagnolia says:

    so we have a new leader…real change or just for the sake of changing? or will there actually be a siginificant overhaul? Can’t wait to see the new chairmen line-up. wonder where tweedle-dee and dumb will end up?

    • 1magnoliapeach says:

      I asked the same ? awhile back and it seems that from what I recall, general opinion was that the committee chairs would stay the same for the most part. Who do you say is Tweedle-dee and dumb??? Just curious.

  2. AthensRepublican says:

    I don’t think a drastic overhaul in committee chairs is warranted, but there are some obvious ones that David Ralston would be wise to replace.

    • ByteMe says:

      Blow up the entire banking committee.

      Make it a rule that you cannot serve on a committee if you have financial interests tied to that committee’s authority. Testify to the committee all you want, but stop allowing self-serving rules to get passed.

      • Ken in Eastman says:

        Make it a rule that you cannot serve on a committee if you have financial interests tied to that committee’s authority.

        Agreed 100%.

          • Ken in Eastman says:

            ByteMe,

            He’s a soulless Democrat with the moral courage of a neutered whipped cur. I’m working on replacing him though. In fact, I’m working overtime.

          • ByteMe says:

            Oh, a Democrat. He has no power over the rules anyway. It’s the Republicans who now own the rules that say you can have a conflict of interest and that’s just ducky.

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