Host Bill Nigut welcomes Senator Vincent Fort (D) Atlanta, and Rep. Wendell Willard (R) Sandy Springs. Topics include the latest salvos in the ongoing efforts to pass religious freedoms legislation. The panel also discusses Campus Carry, including a proposal to allow students to carry stun guns on college campuses. Shelby Lin has the day’s events in her Capitol Report.
REPRESENTATIVE JOE WILKINSON IS A REPUBLICAN REPRESENTING HOUSE DISTRICT 52.
HE WAS SWORN IN TO THE GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 2001 AFTER A LONG CAREER AS A NAVAL RESERVE CAPTAIN.
HE’S A FIFTH GENERATION ATLANTAN WHO ATTENDED NORTH FULTON HIGH SCHOOL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA. IN FACT, HE WAS UGA’S FIRST INTERN AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE IN 1967 AND ’68.
HE LOVES AMERICAN HISTORY AND HAS HELPED TO EDIT MEMOIRS FOR WORLD WAR 2 VETERANS TO HELP PRESERVE THEIR EXPERIENCES.
IN 16 YEARS OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICE, HE’S NEVER MISSED A DAY OF REGULAR OR SPECIAL SESSIONS.