As such, the party needs to elect its leaders in both chambers.
Today, the Senate Democrats made few changes to its leadership, Horacena Tate becomes the caucus chair, with Nan Orrock replacing her as secretary being the only changes I see.
Two things about the news–one being that Fulton is solidly in charge of the caucus now and perhaps we have a preview of messaging to come from Senate Democrats with this graph at the very end of the press release: “The Senate Democratic Caucus elections were open to the public and media at the Georgia State Capitol.” Transparency and ethics. A long time coming…
Also, Sen. Tate is apparently the first woman to chair a caucus in the senate.
On the House-side of things, chaos and drama ruled the day last Monday with two members of leadership not returning to the legislature and a challenge to chairman Brian Thomas.
In the end, a new chair, vice chair and treasurer were elected (also, I believe Scott Holcomb was elected to the newly-created post of chief deputy whip, but I could be wrong about the nascent nature of the position.)
An aside about the elections–David Wilkerson is the new treasurer. He defeated Don Wix in 2010 who…was also treasurer. As goes GA HD 33 so goes the House Democratic Treasury?