State Rep. from Swainsboro to Chair Special Committee on Healthcare

On Tuesday, House Speaker Jon Burns announced that he as appointing a House Special Committee on Healthcare to be chaired by Rep. Butch Parrish, a Republican from Swainsboro. 

This committee will oversee and coordinate the House’s healthcare policy – both legislative and budgetary.

“Chairman Parrish has years of experience working on healthcare issues as both a legislator and pharmacist, and I trust him to lead our important work on healthcare policy,” said Speaker Burns. “Healthcare is a key component of quality of life, and we are committed to ensuring Georgians have access to quality, affordable healthcare in every corner of this state.”

Speaker Burns has named the chairmen of the House’s several health policy and budget committees as members of the Special Committee on Healthcare as follows:

  • Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta), Chairman – Public Health
  • Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome), Chairman – Human Services (Appropriations)
  • Rep. Lee Hawkins (R-Gainesville), Chairman – Health
  • Rep. Jesse Petrea (R-Savannah), Chairman – Human Relations & Aging
  • Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville), Chairman – Health (Appropriations)

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and co-creator of of the Peabody Award-nominated podcast 'Prison Town.'

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