ATLANTA — State Representative Stan Gunter (R-Blairsville) was sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday, January 11, 2021, which was the first day of the 2021-2022 legislative term. In addition to being officially sworn in, the Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named Rep. Gunter as the Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He will also serve on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and the Economic Development & Tourism Committee.
“I am honored that Speaker Ralston and the Committee on Assignments have entrusted me to serve on these committees,” said Rep. Gunter. “It is humbling as a freshman to be named Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and to also be selected to serve on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Public Safety. Serving on the Committee for Economic Development and Tourism will also be of great benefit to our district. I am excited and privileged to serve the citizens of House District 8.”
The House Judiciary Committee considers a wide variety of measures relating to law, courts and judges, as well as constitutional amendments. Any legislation that carries a possibility for civil penalties can be referred to this committee.
The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.
Representative Stan Gunter represents the citizens of District 8, which includes Rabun, Towns and Union counties and portions of White County. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2020 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and the Economic Development & Tourism Committee.