Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bill Cowsert Named Senate Floor Leader

Governor Sonny Perdue today appointed Senator Bill Cowsert of Athens (District 46) to serve as an Administration Floor Leader in the Georgia Senate.

Cowsert joins Senator Bill Heath (District 31) and Senator Ronnie Chance (District 16) who also serve as Administration Floor Leaders in the Senate. Cowsert will replace Senator Joseph Carter, who has announced that he will run for Superior Court judge in the Tifton Judicial Circuit.

“Bill is a smart, analytical member of the Senate that has already won the respect of his colleagues,” said Governor Perdue. “I look forward to his contributions as we continue to move Georgia forward.”

Cowsert represents District 46 which includes all of Oconee County and portions of Clarke and Walton counties. Senator Cowsert currently serves as vice chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee and as a member of the Appropriations, Judiciary, Reapportionment and Redistricting and Special Judiciary committees.

Senator Cowsert is a partner in his law firm Cowsert & Avery. He and his wife, Amy, are the parents of three children – Will, Bob and Caty. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, where Senator Cowsert serves as a Sunday school teacher.

“I am honored for the opportunity to join Governor Perdue’s administration as a floor leader in the Senate,” said Senator Cowsert. “I feel that my experience in the community and within the legislature will serve me well in promoting the Governor’s vision for the state of Georgia.”

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