Rep. Jesse Petrea Named Chairman
House Human Relations & Aging Committee
ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Jesse Petrea (R-Savannah) as the Chairman of the House Human Relations & Aging Committee. Rep. Petrea will also serve as a member on the Science & Technology, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, Game, Fish & Parks and Health & Human Services committees.
“I am honored to be entrusted with this chairmanship,” said Rep. Petrea. “I have spent my entire career as an advocate and a provider of services to the aged, developmentally disabled and physically disabled populations. These Georgians are our most vulnerable. Our committee will continue to solve the problems faced by these populations to ensure the greatest quality of life for all.”
The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.
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Representative Jesse Petrea represents the citizens of District 166, which includes portions of Bryan and Chatham counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014 and currently serves as Chairman of the Human Relations and Aging Committee. He also serves on Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, Health & Human Services, Science & Technology and Game, Fish & Parks committees.
Rep. Jesse Petrea Appointed to Deputy Whip Team for the 2017-2018 Legislative Term
ATLANTA – State Representative Jesse Petrea (R-Savannah) was recently appointed to serve as a member of the House Majority Caucus Deputy Whip team. Rep. Petrea was appointed to serve on the Whip Team by House Majority Whip Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville), and his appointment is for a two-year term concurrent with his service as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives.
“I am honored to be chosen to serve our caucus in this role and will do my best to study each bill to ensure that we support bills that improve the lives of the people of Georgia,” said Rep. Petrea.
Members of the Deputy Whip team are responsible for monitoring legislation as it moves through both chambers of the General Assembly and helping their fellow House members understand the details of bills and resolutions.
“Rep. Petrea has demonstrated a natural leadership style that makes him a perfect fit for serving as a deputy whip,” said House Majority Whip Coomer. “He is trusted by other members of the House of Representatives to be a person of integrity who is continually striving for excellence. I look forward to working closely with Rep. Petrea to move forward a conservative, constitutionally-based agenda in the General Assembly.”
The Deputy Whip team will include Reps.: Beth Beskin, (R-Atlanta), Chief Deputy Whip; Dave Belton (R-Buckhead); Shaw Blackmon (R-Bonaire); Micah Gravely (R-Douglasville); Dominic LaRiccia (R-Douglas); Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee); Jesse Petrea (R-Savannah); Betty Price (R-Roswell); Trey Rhodes (R-Greensboro); Brian Strickland (R-McDonough); and Bill Werkheiser (R-Glennville).