Deal Names Fulton’s Lynne Riley New House Floor Leader

rileyLynneCongratulations to one of my suite-mates, Rep. Lynne Riley who was named Friday by Governor Deal to be a House Floor Leader for the upcoming session. We’ll miss her in Suite 504 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, but know she’ll do a fantastic job in her new position.

Here’s what Governor Deal’s press release had to say:

Gov. Nathan Deal today named state Rep. Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek) to his House floor leader team, replacing Rep. Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin) who was elected state House majority leader.

As floor leader, Riley joins Rep. Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville) and Rep. Chad Nimmer (R-Blackshear). The floor leaders carry the governor’s legislation in the House and serve as the Governor’s Office liaisons to their fellow members.

Riley is serving her second term representing House District 50. She serves as a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force. Riley previously served as the Fulton County commissioner for District 3. In 2008, she was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to the Georgia Public Defender Supervisory Council for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. Riley has been a professional accountant and Principal of Riley Accounting Services for more than 30 years. She attended Northeastern University, Bentley College and the American Institute of Banking. She and her husband, Mike, have three children. They reside in Johns Creek.


  1. Dave Bearse says:

    How many ALEC “scholarships” have been “awarded” to her and who paid for them, and where have “classes” taken place?

  2. Tom Taylor says:

    I will tell you that Lynne is one of the most hard working, knowledgeable, and by far one of the most well prepared public servants that I have ever worked with. Lynne and I both had municipal government backgrounds prior to coming to the General Assembly and I am proud to have been her seatmate on the House floor since we both took office in 2011.

    Perfect choice by the Governor. Smart, tough, conservative, and a steel trap mind for fiscal issues.

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