State Sen. Gloria Butler was selected by her pears to lead the Democratic caucus in the upper chamber. It is only the second time when caucuses in both Georgia chambers would be led by Black legislators.
Having Black leadership at the top of the Democratic caucuses in the General Assembly better positions them to deal with racial injustice, said state Rep. James Beverly of Macon, who will be the House minority leader when the legislative session begins in January.
Butler will replace outgoing Senate Democratic Leader Steve Henson, who, like Butler, is from Stone Mountain.
State Representative Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), chair of the DeKalb County House Delegation, along with DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson and DeKalb County Clerk of the Superior Court Debra DeBerry, today announced the application process for the DeKalb County Board of Ethics.
“The DeKalb Ethics Appointing Committee is in support of a transparent, uniform and coordinated process,” said Rep. Drenner. “This application process will allow us to identify DeKalb residents who represent and serve their community in a unique way. I look forward to working with our robust appointing committee as we put together a dynamic group of citizens who represent the heart of DeKalb County.”
All applicants must be residents of DeKalb County. Attention will be paid to racial, geographic, gender and professional diversity among the candidates so that the composition of the board will reflect the diversity of DeKalb County and the expertise of board members. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 12 p.m. Interviews with finalists will be conducted December 9 – 16, 2020. The board members and alternates will be announced on December 18, 2020.
The DeKalb Ethics Referendum recently passed by an 87 percent margin during the general election on November 3. By law, all appointments to the DeKalb County Board of Ethics must be finalized no later than December 31, 2020, with board members taking office on January 1, 2021. The most notable change to the appointment process is how the seven board members and two alternates will be appointed. The following four DeKalb County appointing authorities are responsible for making the appointments to the board: the House and Senate legislative delegations, tax commissioner and clerk of the superior court.
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DeKalb County Democratic Committee will hold the election of odd-number Post Seat Holders on Thursday, November 19, starting at 7 PM. On Thursday, December 3, the election of officers and State Committee Member for an open seat will be held. More info will follow soon. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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