Ron Stephens

District 164 (Savannah), Republican

Years in office: 22

Profession: Pharmacist

Committees*: Economic Development and Tourism (chair); Appropriations; Rules; Ways and Means

Email: ron.stephens@house.ga.gov

Social media: Facebook

*2018 session

Issues

Legalization of casino gambling

Place restrictions on local option sales tax revenue distributions to limit the proliferation of new municipalities

Secure funding for the Savannah Convention Center expansion

“Funding for the HOPE scholarship is dropping fast, paying on average only 60 percent of costs for eligible students. Once it falls to 50 percent or below, it’s in trouble. We need to put a referendum on the ballot for voters to decide whether to open up the state to all gambling.”

 

 

 

  • “We’re going to have to look at the income tax again. We cut it last year.”