Gov.-elect Deal names House floor leaders

Reps. Amy Carter, R-Valdosta, Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and Hank Huckaby, R-Watkinsville, will be Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s floor leaders in the House. ;

The three will serve as liaisons between Deal’s office and the House and work to advance Deal’s legislative priorities.

Deal also announced Friday that Travis Sakrison, the deputy chief DeKalb County district attorney, will held Georgia’s Public Defenders Standards Council, replacing former Rep. Rob Teilhet, D-Smyrna, whom outgoing Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed following November’s election.

Deal previously announced that Sens. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, Bill Jackson, R-Appling, and Jim Butterworth, R-Clarksville, would serve as his floor leaders in the Senate.

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December 10th, 2010
3:49 pm

Congrats to these fine legislators. It should be noted that Hank Huckaby is a representative-elect and it is quite rare to have a freshman as a floor leader.


December 10th, 2010
3:54 pm

Did Amy Carter just change parties after the election?


December 10th, 2010
4:38 pm

Yes Amy Carter just changed parties! Crooked DEAL has made his first deal!!!

Earle Shivers

December 10th, 2010
5:00 pm

Good job Hank!


December 10th, 2010
5:28 pm

Nice aint it? A goon dem from Valdosta gets put ahead of other republicans for backstabbing the voters in her distrcit?

I’d be pissed if I were many in the House.


December 10th, 2010
8:10 pm

That didn’t last long, Teilhet.

Artie Johnson

December 10th, 2010
8:44 pm

A career prosecutor as the head of the Public Defender Agency…I’m sure there were no qualified defense lawyers to handle the job…I thought Governor Perdue said Mr. Teihlet had been cleared by both the Deal and Barnes campaigns when he gave up his law practice to take the job a couple of months ago? Hmmm….so much for what campaigns say before the election as opposed to what the elected officials do.


December 10th, 2010
9:47 pm

Hank Huckaby may be a freshman, but few know state government better than he…do yourself a favor and look at his public arena experience, and you’ll find a man so very well equipped to work as a floor leader…anybody’s floor leader

[...] A new Republican, an Attorney, and a Freshman. Reps. Amy Carter, R-Valdosta, Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and Hank Huckaby, R-Watkinsville, will be Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s floor leaders in the House. [...]


December 11th, 2010
11:27 am

I fail to see the need for floor leaders or for that matter for a floor. Didn’t all the reps. sign a loyalty oath to the republican party? if so, why do we need a legislature at all. Just call the party and see what the menu is for the day. Really don’t need a governor either. So lets fire them all and put that money into education. Oh, I forgot, the rep party is trying to do away with public education.

Reality Check

December 12th, 2010
11:00 am

Hank will do a great job!


December 12th, 2010
5:56 pm

The destruction of the State of Georgia continues.What a bunch of bums.


December 13th, 2010
7:42 am

Oh well ..There are other states to move to..


December 13th, 2010
9:10 am

Nathan Deal does not know what he is doing. Removing Brad Douglas as Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services was the dumbest thing he could have done. Brad did nothing but good for this state in terms of actually running his agency like a business, recruiting the best of the best to work for him and saving the taxpayers an immense amount of money by running his agency in a fair manner and not bowing down to every legislative complaint and request. I know Nathan Deal just wants to put in one of his buddies to further his agenda. Particularly in State Purchasing and I hope he fails miserably. What an idiot he is.


December 13th, 2010
2:50 pm

@ Artie Johnson – really? You think there are no public defenders qualified to run that agency? That’s just ignorant and arrogant. A prosecutor being put in that position is a slap in the face to the qualified, dedicated, hard-working, underpaid, and underappreciated public defenders. CROOKED Deal strikes again. And again. And again.