November 19, 2008ATLANTA - State Rep. Jan Jones (R-Milton) has become the first Republican woman majority whip in Georgia history. During the Republican Caucus meeting on Monday, Nov. 10 she was elected to the fourth highest ranking position in the state House Republican leadership.
"I'm excited about taking greater leadership in the Georgia House as we continue to make Georgia the best state to live, work and raise a family," said Jones. "I'm deeply appreciative of my Republican colleagues' trust in electing me as majority whip."
Jones represents District 46, encompassing Milton, Mountain Park, and parts of Roswell and Alpharetta, in the state House.House Speaker Glenn Richardson said Jones is a tireless worker and an insightful member of the caucus."Her passion and willingness to bring new ideas to the majority whip position will help advance the efforts of our caucus as we continue to move our state forward," he said.
For Jones, the position is an opportunity to meet her constituents' needs."I'm passionate about doing what friends and neighbors in north Fulton elected me to do six years ago – be their effective voice and champion in the Georgia General Assembly. As majority whip, I will be better positioned to make sure their interests are considered when decisions are made," said Jones.
Jones' colleague from Johns Creek, Speaker Pro Tem Mark Burkhalter, who proud of the appointment."The election of Jan Jones to majority whip is a great day for the Georgia House of Representatives, the Georgia Republican Party and for north Fulton County," said Burkhalter. "Jones' election to this position is an affirmation of her outstanding leadership, which I have long recognized and appreciated."