Yesterday the House Committee on Assignments announced four new Chairmannships. Two vacancies in Committee Chairmanships were created when Jay Neal (Chair of the State Properties committee) resigned to work for Governor Deal and with the untimely passing of Calvin Hill (Chair of the Code Revision committee). In addition Chuck Sims resigned his Chairmanship of the Intragovernmental Coordination committee, which handles local legislation.
According to a document released by the Speaker’s Office yesterday, the new Committee Chairs are:
David Casas (R-Lilburn), Chair of the Code Revision committee.
Mike Cheokas (R-Americus), Chair of the Information and Audits committee.
Barbara Sims (R – Augusta), moves from being Chair of the Information and Audits committee to become Chair of the State Properties committee.
Jan Tankersley (R – Brooklet), Chair of the Intragovernmental Coordination committee.
Casas, Cheokas, and Tankersley are first time Chairs. Congratulations to one and all. Also of note is that Jan Tankersley becomes the first Chair from my sophomore class. Well done Madame Chair.
Other commmittee shuffling took place, which I won’t mention for fear of overlooking someone. Feel free to scan the complete list of House committee assignments here (pdf).