Sen. Hill gains support for chairman of Cobb legislative delegation
by Jon Gillooly
December 07, 2012 12:30 AM | 9825 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — State Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth) said he will not seek another term as chairman of the Cobb Legislative Delegation and is supporting state Sen. Judson Hill (R-east Cobb) for the spot.

Setzler expects the delegation to elect its chairman the first week of the legislative session.

“It has historically been rotated from House to Senate every two years, and he’s been the vice chair for the last two,” Setzler said.

Before Setzler, who served as chairman in 2011 and 2012, then-state Sen. John Wiles (R-Kennesaw) held the position. Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin held the spot before Wiles when he served in the state House.

“Having lived in Cobb County over 25 years and been honored to represent Cobb for some time, I look forward to the opportunity to lead our legislative delegation and work with community and business leaders to provide innovative solutions for our community,” Hill said.

The delegation chairman coordinates the delegation meetings as well as any local legislation that applies to the county or its six cities.

State Rep. David Wilkerson (D-Austell) said people don’t fight over the nonpaying job.

“If Judson wants it, and he’s talking that way, I’m assuming that no one else is seeking it,” Wilkerson said.

Cobb is represented by six state senators: four Republicans — Lindsey Tippins of west Cobb, Barry Loudermilk of Cassville, Judson Hill, and Hunter Hill, who lives just outside of Smyrna — and two Democrats — Steve Thompson of Marietta and Horacena Tate of Atlanta.

Cobb also has 15 state representatives: nine republicans — Sam Teasley of Marietta, Charles Gregory of Kennesaw, Rich Golick of Smyrna, Setzler, Earl Ehrhart of Powder Springs, Sharon Cooper, Don Parsons and Matt Dollar of east Cobb, and John Carson of northeast Cobb — and six Democrats — Wilkerson and Alisha Thomas Morgan of Austell, Stacey Evans of Smyrna, Michael Smith of Marietta, Sheila Jones of South Cobb, and Roger Bruce of Atlanta.
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December 07, 2012
Judson Hill has sponsored town halls and listened to the public - he's a stand up guy and I wish him all the best - Cobb faces challenge in the legislature and will need someone to support our needs. Judson Hill has my vote!
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