Sen. Butterworth Appointed Governor’s Floor Leader
Monday, December 6th, 2010
State Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) was appointed today by Governor-elect Nathan Deal to serve as a Senate Administration Floor Leader for the 2011-2012 Senate term. Sen. Butterworth will carry Gov. Deal’s legislation as it moves through the legislative process.
“I am extremely honored by this appointment from Governor-elect Deal. The common-sense, conservative ideals that we share are exactly what Georgia needs to grow and develop into a leader on the national stage,” said Butterworth. “I look forward to working with the Senate and the Office of the Governor to pass effective policy that will attract people and businesses to the state.”
An Administration Floor Leader is responsible for introducing and carrying legislation on behalf of the governor. They can also assist in the drafting process of new legislation and act as a liaison between the public, the Senate and the governor’s office.
Sens. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) and Bill Jackson (R-Appling) will also serve as floor leaders. Governor-elect Deal voiced his support for the three senators joining his administration:
“It is an honor to have these three men join my administration as the Senate floor leaders,” Deal said. “The respect they have earned from their peers and their proven leadership assures me they are the right men to promote my agenda in the Senate. They will be critical elements of my administration’s success in the Legislature.”
Northeast Georgia Congressman Paul Broun (R-Athens) added his support for Sen. Butterworth:
“Northeast Georgia has a dedicated, conservative leader in Senator Butterworth, which is clearly demonstrated by his work in the state Senate. His recent appointment as governor’s floor leader is just another testament to his commitment to making Northeast Georgia and the entire state an economic powerhouse,” said Congressman Broun. “I look forward to working with Sen. Butterworth in his new role to move Georgia forward into a brighter and more prosperous future.”
Sen. Jim Butterworth serves as chairman of the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee. He represents the 50th Senate District which includes Towns, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Banks, Franklin, and Hart counties along with a portion of White County. He can be reached by phone at 404.463.5257 or by email at email@example.com.