For Immediate Release 
Friday, December 7, 2018
(Atlanta, GA) – Today, Governor-elect Brian Kemp named his House and Senate Floor leaders who will champion legislation that puts hardworking Georgians first. Kemp also announced his Director and Deputy Director of External Affairs.
State Representatives Jodi Lott (R-Evans), Terry Rogers (R-Clarkesville), Bert Reeves (R-Marietta), and Dominic LaRiccia (R-Douglas) will serve as the Kemp’s Floor Leaders in the State House. Senators Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia) and Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) will carry the governor’s legislation in the State Senate.
Former State Representative Mark Hamilton will serve as Director of External Affairs. Hamilton is an entrepreneur and businessman who represented District 24 in the Georgia General Assembly (2006-2015). He served as Chairman of the Industry and Labor Committee.
Kemp also tapped Stuart Wilkinson to work with Hamilton as the Deputy Director of External Affairs. Wilkinson recently served in the Secretary of State’s office after six years in the Deal Administration.
“I am proud to announce a team of devoted public servants who will work around the clock to keep Georgia moving in the right direction,” said Governor-elect Kemp. “By advancing legislation that empowers job creators, enhances educational outcomes, lowers healthcare premiums, strengthens rural communities, and keeps our classrooms safe, we will ensure a bright and promising future for our state. Together, we will put hardworking Georgians first.”
“I am honored to be selected as one of the two Floor Leaders for Governor-Elect Kemp in the Senate, said Senator Strickland. This will be a great opportunity to work with our new Governor on shaping policy that will keep our state moving in the right direction.”