PTC’s Ramsey tapped for leadership role

Fri, 01/30/2009 - 3:36pm
By: John Munford

Will help advance governor’s legislative agenda at Capitol

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, now has even more responsibility in the Georgia legislature.

Ramsey has been selected to be a floor leader for Gov. Sonny Perdue, meaning he will join two others facilitating legislation for Perdue and advancing the governor’s agenda in the House of Representatives.

Ramsey said he was very excited about the honor and he feels it will benefit his constituents. In the position Ramsey will work closely with the governor’s office, as Perdue has no legislative power under state law.

“Matt will make an excellent addition to our team in the House,” Perdue said in a press release. “His legal training and knowledge will help us craft proposals and policies, and his experience working with U.S. Rep. Mac Collins gives us additional insight as we work closely with our Congressional delegation.”

Ramsey worked on Collins’ staff for six years including a three-year stint in Washington, D.C. He currently is a partner with Warner, Hooper and Ramsey, P.C. in Peachtree City.

Ramsey will be replacing veteran legislator Rick Golick (R-Smyrna) as floor leader. Golick was recently named chairman of a key committee and as such is unable to serve as floor leader, Ramsey said.

Ramsey was also recently named as chairman of a subcommittee under the non-civil judiciary committee. Ramsey will chair the subcommittee in charge of crimes against children, controlled substances and general legislation.

“One real passion of mine is working through the legal process to do what we can to protect minors and children,” Ramsey said.

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