Georgia Trend magazine says Speaker David Ralston was 2010’s “Georgian Of The Year.” As a soon to be member of the House who hasn’t yet received committee, office, or seating assignments, I whole heartedly concur with Georgia Trend’s choice. 🙂
In all seriousness, there is broad agreement that Ralston did a great job during last year’s Legislative session and there are high expectations that he’ll continue to lead the House successfully. I look forward to working with him beginning one week from today.
As his friend and colleague Rep. John Meadows (R-Calhoun) puts it: “Things are so much better now you can’t stand it.”
Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, whom Ralston has said he considers a role model, says, “David Ralston has shown the capacity, the intellect and the drive to be a great speaker of the House. David always gets the job done because he never seeks the credit, only the right result.”
In a time of harsh rhetoric and snarling charges and counter-charges on the state and national levels, he stands out as a new model of leadership bolstered by determination and civility.