Former State Rep. George Maddox has died

Former State Representative George Maddox (D-Decatur), who chaired MARTOC, the legislative committee that oversees MARTA’s budget, has died.

Maddox served in the State House from 1996 through 2004 and later served as a Commissioner for the Housing Authority of DeKalb County.

State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick, who served two years as an intern for MARTOC under Maddox’s chairmanship, said

“Rep. Maddox always told people what he thought. You may not have liked it but at least you knew where he stood on any issue.”
“He taught me the value of keeping my word in everything I said I would do. If I wasn’t sure, it was ok to say ‘I don’t know.’”