Rep. Harrell appointed to DOT Confirmation Panel



Contact: J.D. Easley

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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House Transportation Chairman Appoints
Rep. Brett Harrell to DOT Confirmation Panel

ATLANTA— House Transportation Committee ChairmanJay Roberts(R-Ocilla) today announced the appointment of State Representative Brett Harrell (R-Snellville) to the Special Subcommittee on Confirmations.  This ten member subcommittee will hold confirmation hearings on the Governor’s recent nomination of Toby Carr as the new Director of Planning at the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). At the conclusion of these hearings, the subcommittee will recommend whether the full House Transportation Committee should approve the appointment, pursuant to OCGA 32-2-43.

“It is my great honor to accept Chairman Roberts’ appointment to the Special Subcommittee on Confirmations,” said Rep. Harrell.  “I look forward to discussing with the Governor’s nominee, Mr. Carr, his vision forGeorgia’s future transportation investments.”

The confirmation subcommittee will be chaired by State RepresentativeEd Rynders(R-Leesburg), and State Representative Steve Davis (R-McDonough) will serve as vice chair.  In addition to Rep. Harrell, other members of the confirmation subcommittee include State Representatives Barbara Sims (R-Augusta), Chad Nimmer (R-Blackshear), Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson), Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta), Bob Bryant (D-GardenCity), Glenn Baker (D-Jonesboro), Al Williams (D-Midway), and Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta).

Carr’s nomination must also be approved by the Georgia State Senate Transportation Committee.