State Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Tucker) has been named chairman of the Special Judiciary Committee for the 2013-14 term of the Georgia General Assembly by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to use my legal background as a practicing attorney to provide leadership for my colleagues in the Special Judiciary Committee,” said Thompson in a press release issued by the Senate Press Office. “I look forward to bridging the partisanship divide while representing the minority voice as a chairman.”
The first term of the 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened Jan. 14 at the Georgia State Capitol. Thompson’s Senate District 5 includes part of unincorporated Duluth.
The Special Judiciary Committee assists the Judiciary Committee on legal legislative issues. Thompson also serves on the Appropriations, Ethics and Natural Resources, and Environment committees.
“I look forward to working hand-in-hand with Chairman Thompson, who is extremely well-versed and passionate about this important subject matter, to deliver Georgians real results on the major issues facing this state,” said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who presides over the Senate.
"We are fortunate to have a wealth of talent and experience in the State Senate," said President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-Duluth). "I have every confidence in our new committee leadership team."