The Georgia State House and State Senate have announced their committee leadership for the 2023-24 session. Several members of the Henry County delegation will chair committees.
State lawmakers convene annually in Atlanta. The legislative session began earlier this month. The last day of the 2023 session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29.
Senator Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) will remain chair of the judiciary committee. Senator Strickland first assumed the chairmanship in 2021. Strickland represents portions of the McDonough, Ola and Union Grove areas in Henry County.
In addition, Senator Rick Williams (R-Milledgeville) will chair the retirement committee. He is also the vice-chair of the ethics committee, and public safety committee secretary. Senator Williams is newly elected to represent the 25th district. This includes Locust Grove and five middle Georgia counties.
In the state house, Representatives Karen Mathiak and Clint Crowe have committee leadership roles.
Representative Mathiak (R-Griffin) will chair the state planning & community affairs committee. Like Senate Strickland, she first led the committee starting in 2021. Mathiak represents Hampton as well as portions of Fayette and Spalding Counties.
Rep. Crowe (R-Jackson) is now the vice-chair for the public safety & homeland security committee. He is also vice-chair for the ways & means committee. Crowe represents the Ola area, Butts County, and portions of Jasper and Putnam Counties.
The 2023-24 state house committee leadership in its entirety is available here.
Finally, Representative El-Mahdi Holly (D-Stockbridge) is now chair of the Henry County Local Delegation. Rep. Demetrius Douglas previously served several years in the position. Rep. Crowe will be the vice-chair.
The three state senators and seven representatives who represent Henry County comprise the local delegation. Collectively, they are responsible for any local bills affecting Henry County. Examples include annexation requests, and the county and cities’ charters.
Featured image shows the Georgia State Capitol. Wikimedia Commons photo.
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