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Cole appointed senior floor leader

Governor Sonny Perdue has appointed Rep. Jim Cole of Forsyth (District 125) to serve as senior administration floor leader in the Georgia House of Representatives. Cole, who represents a portion of Lamar County, takes over the role from Rep. Rich Golick who resigned his floor leader position to take the chairmanship of the judiciary non-civil committee in the House. ’Jim is an honest, hardworking legislator who has earned the respect of his fellow House members,’ Perdue said. ‘While he is a fierce advocate for his district, he is also a statesman who understands the need to look at issues from a statewide point of view. I am proud to have Rep. Cole represent this administration in the House of Representatives.’ ’I can’t express how honored I am to take over the senior role in the floor leader’s office,’ Rep. Cole said. ‘Governor Perdue is a great leader and has taught me valuable lessons in how to govern this state from a long-term perspective. That perspective is to make Georgia a great place for our future generations to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to the challenge of advancing his vision and agenda,’ Cole said.

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