Monday, June 2, 2008

Representative Jimmy Pruett Named House Floor Leader

Governor Sonny Perdue today appointed Representative Jimmy Pruett of Eastman (District 144) to serve as Assistant Administration Floor Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Pruett joins Representative Rich Golick (District 34) who serves as Administration Floor Leader and Representative Jim Cole (District 125) who serves as Assistant Administration Floor Leader. Pruett is filling the vacancy created by Representative Vance Smith. Smith, who also serves as House Transportation Chairman, stepped down as Floor Leader to focus his efforts on the growing time requirements his chairmanship demands.

“Jimmy is an excellent addition to our team of floor leaders,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “As a freshman legislator, he has already impressed his colleagues with his integrity and his work ethic. I look forward to working with him as he advances this administration’s initiatives.”

Pruett represents District 144 which includes Dodge, Bleckley and Wilcox counties and portions of Ben Hill and Pulaski counties. Rep. Pruett owns a successful commercial and residential air conditioning services business, and he is actively involved in industry recruitment resulting in bringing companies to his hometown communities. Pruett serves as the Secretary of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee, and as a member of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Natural Resources and Environment Committee and the Industrial Relations Committee.

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve Georgia as one of Governor Perdue’s floor leaders,” said Representative Jimmy Pruett. “I look forward to advocating for our state with Governor Perdue’s common sense agenda along with Representative Golick and Representative Cole.”

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