Governor-Elect Brian Kemp Announces Floor Leaders, Director and Deputy Director of External Affairs

In a press release this morning, Governor-elect Brian Kemp announced his floor leaders in the Georgia General Assembly.

In the State House:

  • Rep. Jodi Lott (R-Evans)
  • Rep. Terry Rogers (R-Clarksville)
  • Rep. Bert Reeves (R-Marietta)
  • Rep. Dominic LaRicca (R-Douglas)

In the State Senate:

  • Sen. Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia)
  • Sen. Brian Strickland (R-McDonough)

Governor-elect Kemp also announced that former State Representative Mark Hamilton will be his director of External Affairs and Stuart Wilkinson will be deputy director of External Affairs.

The full press release follows:

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(Atlanta, GA) – Today, Governor-elect Brian Kemp named his House and Senate Floor leaders who will champion legislation that puts hardworking Georgians first. Kemp also announced his Director and Deputy Director of External Affairs.

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State Representatives Jodi Lott (R-Evans), Terry Rogers (R-Clarkesville), Bert Reeves (R-Marietta), and Dominic LaRiccia (R-Douglas) will serve as the Kemp’s Floor Leaders in the State House. Senators Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia) and Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) will carry the governor’s legislation in the State Senate.

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Former State Representative Mark Hamilton will serve as Director of External Affairs. Hamilton is an entrepreneur and businessman who represented District 24 in the Georgia General Assembly (2006-2015). He served as Chairman of the Industry and Labor Committee.

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Kemp also tapped Stuart Wilkinson to work with Hamilton as the Deputy Director of External Affairs. Wilkinson recently served in the Secretary of State’s office after six years in the Deal Administration.

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“I am proud to announce a team of devoted public servants who will work around the clock to keep Georgia moving in the right direction,” said Governor-elect Kemp. “By advancing legislation that empowers job creators, enhances educational outcomes, lowers healthcare premiums, strengthens rural communities, and keeps our classrooms safe, we will ensure a bright and promising future for our state. Together, we will put hardworking Georgians first.”

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What are the duties of the Director of External Affairs?