144th Georgia General Assembly

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144th Georgia General Assembly
143rd 145th
Great Seal of the State of Georgia
Overview
Meeting place Georgia State Capitol
Senate
Members 56
President of the Senate Pierre Howard (D)
Party control Democratic Party
House of Representatives
Members 180
Speaker of the House Tom Murphy (D)
Party control Democratic Party

The first regular session of the 144th General Assembly of the U.S. state of Georgia met from Monday, January 13, 1997, at 10:00 am, to Monday, March 28, 1997, at which time both houses adjourned sine die.[1]

The second regular session of the Georgia General Assembly opened at 10:00 am on Monday, January 12, 1998, and adjourned sine die on Thursday, March 19, 1998.[2]

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

Presiding Officer[edit]

Position Name Party District
President Pierre Howard Democrat n/a
President Pro Tempore Sonny Perdue Democrat 18

Majority leadership[edit]

Position Name District
Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker 22
Majority Caucus Chairman Nathan Dean 31
Majority Whip Richard O. Marable 52

Minority leadership[edit]

Position Name District
Senate Minority Leader Charles C. (Chuck) Clay 37
Minority Caucus Chairman Casey Cagle 49
Minority Whip Eric Johnson 1

House of Representatives[edit]

Presiding Officer[edit]

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Tom Murphy Democrat 18
Speaker Pro Tempore Jack Connell Democrat 115

Majority leadership[edit]

Position Name District
House Majority Leader Larry Walker 141
Majority Whip Jimmy Skipper 137
Majority Caucus Chairman Bill Lee 94
Majority Caucus Secretary LaNett Stanley-Turner 50

Minority Leadership[edit]

Position Name District
House Minority Leader Bob Irvin 45
Minority Whip Earl Ehrhart 36
Minority Caucus Chairman Mike Evans 28
Minority Caucus Vice Chairman Garland Pinholster 15
Minority Caucus Secretary Anne Mueller 152

Members of the Georgia State Senate, 1997–1998[edit]

District Senator Party Residence
1 Eric Johnson Republican Savannah
2 Diana Harvey Johnson Democratic Savannah
3 Rene 'D. Kemp Democratic Hinesville
4 Jack Hill Democratic Reidsville
5 Joseph A. Burton Republican Atlanta
6 Edward E. Boshears Republican Brunswick
7 Peg Blitch Democratic Homerville
8 Loyce W. Turner Democratic Valdosta
9 Don Balfour Republican Lilburn
10 Nadine Thomas Democratic Ellenwood
11 Harold J. Ragan Democratic Cairo
12 Mark Taylor Democratic Albany
13 Rooney L. Bowen Republican Cordele
14 George Hooks Democratic Americus
15 Ed Harbison Democratic Columbus
16 Clay Land Republican Columbus
17 Mike Crotts Republican Conyers
18 Sonny Perdue Democratic Bonaire
19 Van Streat Democratic Nicholls
20 Hugh M. Gillis Sr. Democratic Soperton
21 Robert LaMutt Republican Marietta
22 Charles W. Walker Democratic Augusta
23 Don Cheeks Democratic Augusta
24 Joey Brush Republican Appling
25 Floyd L. Griffin Jr. Democratic Milledgeville
26 Robert Brown Democratic Macon
27 ED Gochenour Republican Macon
28 Rick Price Republican Fayetteville
29 Steve Langford Democratic LaGrange
30 Sam P. Roberts Republican Douglasville
31 Nathan Dean Democratic Rockmart
32 Charlie Tanksley Republican Marietta
33 Steve Thompson Democratic Powder Springs
34 Pam Glanton Republican Riverdale
35 Donzella J. James Democratic College Park
36 David Scott Democratic Atlanta
37 Charles C. (Chuck) Clay Republican Marietta
38 "Ralph David" Abernathy III Democratic Atlanta
39 Vincent D. Fort Democratic Atlanta
40 Michael J. Egan Republican Atlanta
41 James W. (Jim) Tysinger Republican Atlanta
42 Mary Margaret Oliver Democratic Atlanta
43 Connie Stokes Democratic Decatur
44 Terrell Starr Democratic Forest Park
45 A.C. (Bob) Guhl Republican Social Circle
46 Paul C. Broun Sr. Democratic Athens
47 Eddie Madden Democratic Elberton
48 Bill Ray Republican Lawrenceville
49 Casey Cagle Republican Gainesville
50 Guy Middleton Democratic Dalonega
51 David Ralston Republican Blue Ridge
52 Richard O. Marable Democratic Rome
53 Waymond "Sonny" Huggins Democratic LaFayette
54 Don R. Thomas Republican Dalton
55 Steve Henson Democratic Stone Mountain
56 Tom Price Republican Roswell

Members of the Georgia State House of Representatives, 1997–1998[edit]

District Representative Party Residence
1 Brian D. Joyce Republican Lookout Mountain
2 Mike Snow Democratic Chickamauga
3 William H. H. Clark Republican Ringgold
4 J .Allen Hammontree Republican Dalton
5 Harold Mann Republican Dalton
6 Charles Judy Poag Democratic Eton
7 Ben N. Whitaker Republican East Ellijay
8 Ralph Twiggs Democratic Hiawassee
9 Benjamin Bridges Republican Cleveland
10 Tom E. Shanahan Democratic Calhoun
11 Tim Perry Democratic Summerville
12 Paul E. Smith Democratic Rome
13 Buddy Childers Democratic Rome
14 Jeff Lewis Republican White
15 Garland F. Piholster Republican Ball Ground
16 Steve Stancil Republican Canton
17 Chuck F. Scheid III Republican Woodstock
18 Thomas B. Murphy Democratic Bremen
19 Clint Smith Republican Dawsonville
20 Carl Rogers Democratic Gainesville
21 James Mills Republican Gainesville
22 Jeanette Jamieson Democratic Toccoa
23 Alan Powell Democratic Hartwell
24 Ralph T. Hudgens Republican Hull
25 Scott Tolbert Republican Pendergrass
26 Glenn Richardson Republican Dallas
27 Bill Cummings Democratic Rockmart
28 Mike A. Evans Republican Cumming
29 Randy J. Sauder Republican Smyrna
30 Frank Bradford Republican Smyrna
31 Sharon Cooper Republican Marietta
32 Judy Manning Republican Marietta
33 Roy E. Barnes Democratic Mabelton
34 John Wiles Republican Kennesaw
35 George H. Grindley Jr. Republican Marietta
36 Earl Ehrhart Republican Powder Springs
37 Mitchell Adam Kaye Sr. Republican Marietta
38 Kem W. Shipp Republican Kennesaw
39 Bobby Franklin Republican Marietta
40 Don Parsons Republican Marietta
41 Mark Burkhalter Republican Alpharetta
42 Tom Campbell Republican Roswell
43 Dorothy Felton Republican Atlanta
44 Sharon R. Tense Republican Atlanta
45 Bob Irvin Republican Atlanta
46 Kathy Ashe Republican Atlanta
47 Jim Martin Democratic Atlanta
48 Grace W. Davis Democratic Atlanta
49 Pamela Stanley Democratic Atlanta
50 LaNett L. Stanley Democratic Atlanta
51 James E. "Billy" McKinney Democratic Atlanta
52 Mrs. Henrietta M. Canty Democratic Atlanta
53 Bob Holmes Democratic Atlanta
54 Tyrone Brooks Democratic Atlanta
55 Joe Heckstall Democratic East Point
56 Nan Grogan Orrock Democratic Atlanta
57 Georganna T. Sinkfield Democratic Atlanta
58 Sharon Beasley-Teague Democratic Red Oak
59 Bart Ladd Republican Doraville
60 J. Max Davis Republican Atlanta
61 Doug Teper Democratic Atlanta
62 Tom Sherrill Democratic Atlanta
63 Betty Jo Williams Republican Atlanta
64 Arnold Ragas Democratic Stone Mountain
65 Michele D. Henson Democratic Stone Mountain
66 June Hegstrom Democratic Scottdale
67 Mike Polak Democratic Atlanta
68 JoAnn McClinton Democratic Atlanta
69 Barbara J. Mobley Democratic Decatur
70 Thurbert E. Baker Democratic Decatur
71 Vernon Jones Democratic Decatur
72 George Maddox Democratic Decatur
73 Henrietta E. Turnquest Democratic Decatur
74 Barbara J. Bunn Republican Conyers
75 Earl O'Neal Democratic Conyers
76 Scott Dix Republican Stone Mountain
77 Charles E. Bannister Republican Lilburn
78 Dr. Roland A. (Ron) Crews Republican Norcross
79 Tom Rice Republican Norcross
80 Brooks P. Coleman Jr. Republican Duluth
81 Ralph L. Johnson Republican Duluth
82 Mike Coan Republican Lawrenceville
83 Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Williams Republican Snellville
84 Jere Johnson Republican Grayson
85 Keith Breedlove Republican Buford
86 Warren Massey Republican Winder
87 Len Walker Republican Loganville
88 Louise McBee Democratic Athens
89 Keith G. Heard Democratic Athens
90 Tom McCall Democratic Elberton
91 Frank Stancil Democratic Bogart
92 Denny Dobbs Democratic Covington
93 Frank I. Bailey, Jr. Democratic Riverdale
94 Bill Lee Democratic Forest Park
95 Gail M. Buckner Democratic Jonesboro
96 Jimmy Benefield Democratic Jonesboro
97 Greg Hecht Democratic Jonesboro
98 Tom Worthan Republican Lithia Springs
99 Bob Snelling Republican Douglasville
100 Tract Stallings Democratic Carrollton
101 Jack E. West Democratic Bowdon
102 Vance Smith Jr. Republican Pine Mountain
103 "Lynn" Ratigan Smith Republican Newnan
104 Lynn Westmoreland Republican Tyrone
105 Dan Lakly Republican Peachtree City
106 John P. Yates Republican Griffin
107 Bill Sanders Republican Griffin
108 Steve Cash Republican Stockbridge
109 Larry Smith Democratic Jackson
110 Curtis S. Jenkins Democratic Forsyth
111 Mickey Channell Democratic Greensboro
112 Wm. S. (Bill) Jackson Republican Appling
113 Ben L. Harbin Republican Martinez
114 Robin L. Williams Republican Augusta
115 Jack Connell Democratic Augusta
116 Alberta J. Anderson Democratic Waynesboro
117 Ben Allen Democratic Augusta
118 Henry L. Howard Democratic Augusta
119 George L. DeLoach Republican Hephzibah
120 Helen G. "Sistie" Hudson Democratic Sparta
121 Jimmy Lord Democratic Sandersville
122 Bobby Eugene Parham Democratic Milledgeville
123 Ken Birdsong Democratic Gordon
124 David E. Lucas Sr. Democratic Macon
125 David Baugh Graves Republican Macon
126 Robert A. B. Reichert Democratic Macon
127 William C. (Billy) Randall Democratic Macon
128 Robert F. Ray Democratic Fort Valley
129 Mack Crawford Republican Zebulon
130 Jeff Brown Republican LaGrange
131 Carl Von Epps Democratic LaGrange
132 Ronnie Culbreth Republican Columbus
133 Carolyn Fleming Hugley Democratic Columbus
134 Maretta Mitchell Taylor Democratic Columbus
135 Tom Buck Democratic Columbus
136 Calvin Smyre Democratic Columbus
137 Jimmy Skipper Democratic Americus
138 Johnny Floyd Democratic Cordele
139 Pam Bohannon Republican Warner Robins
140 Lynmore James Democratic Montezuma
141 Larry Walker Democratic Perry
142 Terry Coleman Democratic Eastman
143 DuBose Porter Democratic Dublin
144 Larry J. "Butch" Parrish Democratic Swainsboro
145 James L. "Jim" Martin Republican Stateboro
146 Bob Lane Democratic Stateboro
147 Ann R. Purcell Democratic Rincon
148 Mrs. Regina Thomas Democratic Savannah
149 Dorothy B. Pelote Democratic Savannah
150 Sonny Dixon Democratic Garden City
151 Tom Bordeaux Democratic Savannah
152 Anne Mueller Republican Savannah
153 Burke Day Republican Tybee Island
154 Terry E. Barnard Republican Glennville
155 Fisher Barfoot Democratic Vidalia
156 Newt Hudson Democratic Rochelle
157 Ray Holland Democratic Ashburn
158 Gerald E. Greene Democratic Cuthbert
159 Bob Hanner Democratic Parrott
160 Dan E. Ponder Democratic Donalsonville
161 Winfred J. Dukes Democratic Albany
162 Lawrence R. Robers Democratic Albany
163 H. Doug Everett Republican Albany
164 A. Richard Royal Democratic Camilla
165 Austin Scott Republican Tifton
166 Hanson R. Carter Democratic Nashville
167 Chuck Sims Democratic Ambrose
168 Harry D. Dixon Democratic Waycross
169 Tommy Smith Democratic Alma
170 Roger C. Byrd Democratic Hazlehurst
171 Hinson Mosley Democratic Jesup
172 Buddy DeLoach Republican Hinesville
173 E. C. Tillman Democratic Brunswick
174 Stephen G. Scarlett Republican St. Simons Island
175 Charlie Smith Jr. Democratic St. Marys
176 Jay Shaw Democratic Lakeland
177 Tim Golden Democratic Valdosta
178 Henry L. Reaves Democratic Quitman
179 Kermit F. "K" Bates Jr. Democratic Bainbridge
180 Theo Titus Republican Thomasville

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