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August 2, 2018

 

Representative Meagan Hanson Announced as Chair of House Study Committee

After carrying Resolution through House, Rep. Hanson chairs new committee on County Governance.

Brookhaven, GA – House Speaker David Ralston announced that Rep. Meagan Hanson will chair the House Study Committee on County Governance. The committee is a result of House Resolution 1429 which passed through the State House with bipartisan support.

“I am proud to have sponsored this resolution and look forward to delivering real solutions to this important problem. County governments across the state, specifically DeKalb County which is a large part of House District 80, have unfortunately been ripe for scandal and mismanagement,” said Hanson. “These problems lead to our tax dollars being wasted, and poor government services for all.”

For years, Representatives from both sides of the aisle have attempted move legislation on the issue of county governance to no avail. This new committee is the first step to ensuring that county governments work for the people, not the other way around.

“The DeKalb County CEO position is entrusted with more than a billion dollars with little oversight which has consistently lead to negative headlines in the news, ultimately affecting the county’s economic development opportunities. It’s time we find the best way to solve the problem and make things right. I look forward to working with my colleagues from across the state to find these solutions,” said Hanson.

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Meagan Hanson has represented House District 80 in the Georgia Assembly since 2016. Driven by her passion for her community and public service, Meagan ran to represent the 80thdistrict in the State House and has been working tirelessly to deliver results to improve the lives of families across the district ever since. Meagan and her husband David have lived in Brookhaven since before it was even a city, along with their dogs Beau, Lucy, and Winston Churchill.