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POSTED: January 30, 2013 6:30 p.m.

ATLANTA — State Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet, was elected secretary of the Legislative Rural Caucus, the largest nonpartisan caucus in the Georgia House of Representatives.
In addition to this leadership position, the Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named Tankersley vice chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on appropriations and the rest of the House as we enact the Governor’s economic agenda,” Tankersley said. “Over the last few years, we have enacted economic reforms that have created a better business environment and more jobs for Georgians throughout the state.  I look forward to furthering these initiatives and creating even more positive advances for workforce development in our great state.”
Consisting of around 55 House members, the Legislative Rural Caucus was created eight years ago to address issues affecting rural areas and rural communities.  The caucus also elected Jason Shaw, R-Lakeland, as chairman; Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, as vice chairman; and Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, as treasurer.
In addition to her leadership positions, Tankersley will serve on the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Intragovernmental Coordination, and Natural Resources & Environment committees.
The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, is charged with making all House committee assignments for representatives.

 

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