ATLANTA— State House and Senate members representing Newton County received their committee assignments recently for the 2023 Legislative Session.
District 114 State Rep. Tim Fleming, R-Covington, was named to the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight and Higher Education committees, as well as the Information and Audits Committee where he will serve as secretary.
District 113 State Rep. Sharon Henderson, D-Covington, will join Fleming on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee.
She also was named to the Game, Fish & Parks Committee, and Retirement Committee.
District 17 State Sen. Brian Strickland, R-McDonough, was reappointed as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“It’s an honor to return as chairman for the Senate Committee on Judiciary,” said Strickland, whose district includes part of Newton County.
“As you may know, the Senate Committee on Judiciary is often assigned complex pieces of legislation relating to judicial processes that require in-depth, detailed deliberation. These areas of legislation are ones that I do not take lightly. Because of this, it will be my top priority to work alongside my fellow committee members to ensure each piece of legislation that comes before our committee is adequately vetted to best serve the needs of all Georgians.
“I want to extend my warmest gratitude to Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and the Senate Committee on Assignments for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve in this capacity and I look forward to what is to come during the 2023 Legislative Session.”
The Senate Committee on Judiciary oversees legislation affecting judicial proceedings dealing with civil practice and procedure. Additionally, the committee considers constitutional issues, civil liberties and governmental information.
In addition, Strickland was reappointed to the following Senate committees:
• Banking and Financial Institutions;
• Health and Human Services.
District 43 State Sen. Tonya Anderson, D-Lithonia, was appointed to the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee.
Anderson was reappointed to the following committees:
• Economic Development and Tourism;
• Regulated Industries and Utilities;
• Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security;
• Reapportionment and Redistricting.
Anderson’s district includes part of Newton County.