Speaker Ralston Announces Members of the House Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced the members of the House Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment.

“I am proud to ask these members to serve our citizens by focusing on the creative arts and entertainment industries,” said Speaker Ralston. “We will redouble our efforts to support the growth of these industries throughout our state and ensure that our workforce is ready for the jobs they create. We are committed to Georgia remaining a leader in the creative economy.”

The members of the working group are:

  • Matt Dollar (R-Marietta) – Chair
  • Josh Bonner (R-Fayetteville) – Vice Chair
  • Teri Anulewicz (D-Smyrna)
  • Timothy Barr (R-Lawrenceville)
  • Dave Belton (R-Buckhead)
  • Park Cannon (D-Atlanta)
  • Mike Cheokas (R-Americus)
  • Winfred Dukes (D-Albany)
  • Spencer Frye (D-Athens)
  • Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City)
  • Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta)
  • Randy Nix (R-LaGrange)
  • Bert Reeves (R-Marietta)
  • Terry Rogers (R-Clarkesville)
  • Deborah Silcox (R-Sandy Springs)
  • Lynn Smith (R-Newnan)
  • Ron Stephens (R-Savannah)
  • Al Williams (D-Midway)

The House Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment will work with state agencies and stakeholders to bolster investment and job creation in Georgia by the film, television, music and video game production industries among other creative industries. Combined, these industries employ 200,000 Georgians and generate more than $60 billion of economic activity in the state each year.

The House Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment is constituted pursuant to the authority granted to the Speaker by House Rules. The working group is authorized for the entirety of the 2019-2020 legislative term.

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