Austin Scott and Rob Woodall in Washington for oreintation. Newly-elected Georgia Congressmen getting crash course in being a lawmaker. Classes feature ethics, office management, parlimentary procedure.
Republicans in the state House and Senate increased their majorities in both chambers Tuesday. The gains were modest -- three in the 180-member House and one in the 56-member Senate. The big change, however, has to do with freshmen. About 20% of both chambers will be new members.
On Nov. 3rd, voters will choose between three men hoping to replace Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin after 42 years at the post. Republican Gary Black has spent his career working in the state’s agriculture industry. He told Rickey Bevington about the importance of his political experience, as well as why Georgia’s next Agriculture Commissioner should be a farmer.
Thursday on All Things Considered, Rickey Bevington continues her interview series with Georgia’s candidates for Agriculture Commissioner. Kevin Cherry is a Certified Pest Control Operator and a Libertarian seeking to replace Tommy Irvin, who has held the seat for 42 years. Cherry tells Rickey that after nearly a half-century under Irvin, the Department needs updating.
Georgians will elect the state’s first new Agriculture Commissioner in more than 40 years on Tuesday, November 3rd. J.B. Powell is a state senator and a cattle farmer and is the Democrat seeking to replace long-time commissioner Tommy Irvin.
With the general election fast approaching on November 2nd, hear from the candidates for governor. GPB's Edgar Treiguts sat down with Democrat Roy Barnes, Republican Nathan Deal, and Libertarian John Monds in separate interviews.
Before the general election November 2nd, we hear from Georgia's candidates for governor. The Libertarian candidate is John Monds. He's run for other offices in past years. A former finance officer, Monds is now a stay at home dad.