Lynn Riley will be the new Department of Revenue commissioner. Governor Deal announced her appointment today. She succeeds Doug MacGinnitie.
“Lynne brings three decades of accounting experience and expertise on tax policy from her time on the House Ways and Means Committee. I’ve seen Lynne’s effectiveness and know-how up-close while she served as my floor leader in the House, and I know the department will continue to run smoothly and provide great customer service to the taxpayers of Georgia under her leadership. I appreciate her willingness to take on this new challenge, and I thank Commissioner MacGinnitie for the great job that he has done and wish him the best as he returns to his successful private-sector career.”
She takes up her new post starting Jan. 11.
This means as well there will be a special election (wait, didn’t we just finish one of those?) to fill her vacated House seat.
Who will run for her House seat? Who will be Deal’s new Floor Leaders? Speculate away in the comments.