New committee chairmanships are out for the Georgia Senate

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State Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, in a 2016 file photo. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Without further ado, here are all the chairmanship changes made in the state Senate for the next two years.

We told you last month that state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, would lose his Judiciary Committee chairmanship. The list below confirms that. Among other notable changes, state Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta — a longtime transit advocate — now leads the Senate Transportation Committee.

Worth noting that if you don’t see a committee you’re interested in here, that means there’s been no change from last year.

From the Senate list:

  • Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta) will serve as chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

  • Sen. Ellis Black (R – Valdosta) will serve as chair of the Senate Retirement Committee.

  • Sen. Mike Dugan (R – Carrollton) will serve as chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee.

  • Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (R – Rome) will serve as chair of the Senate Finance Committee and as vice chair of the Senate Retirement Committee.

  • Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) will serve as chair of the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee.

  • Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick) will serve as chair of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and as vice chair of the Senate Ethics and Reapportionment and Redistricting Committees.

  • Sen. Jesse Stone (R – Waynesboro) will serve as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • Sen. Ben Watson (R – Savannah) will serve as chair of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee.

  • Sen. Lee Anderson (R – Grovetown) will serve as vice chair of the Senate Agriculture and Science and Technology Committees.

  • Sen. Matt Brass (R – Newnan) will serve as vice chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee.

  • Sen. Dean Burke (R – Bainbridge) will serve as vice chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

  • Sen. John Kennedy (R – Macon) will serve as vice chair of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee.

  • Sen. P.K. Martin (R – Lawrenceville) will serve as vice chair of the Senate State and Local Governmental Operations and Higher Education Committees.

  • Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) will serve as vice chair of the Senate State Institutions and Properties Committee.


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