GLBC Officers and Committee Assignments

 

Officers

Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Chair
Senator Gloria Butler, Vice Chair
Representative Sheila Jones, Secretary
Representative Quincy Murphy, Treasurer
Senator Donzella James, Senate Whip
Representative Earnest “Coach” Williams, House Whip
Representative Tonya Anderson, Chaplain
Representative Tyrone Brooks, Historian
Representative Pam Stephenson, Parliamentarian

 

Board of Directors
Representative Sharon Beasley-Teague
Representative Roger Bruce
Senator Gail Davenport
Representative Winfred Dukes
Representative  Virgil Fludd
Representative Gloria Frazier
Senator David Lucas
Representative Howard Mosby
Representative Billy Mitchell
Representative Sandra Scott
Senator Valencia Seay
Senator Freddie Sims
Representative Mickey Stephens

Committees

AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE:
Oversees legislation involving farms and farming, forestry, nutrition, rural development, rural electrification and watersheds, renewable energy, and nutrition.
Members:
Representative James Beverly
Representative  Winfred Dukes
Representative Ronnie Mabra
Senator Freddie Sims
APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:
Responsible for legislation that allocates funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. This committee is responsible for holding hearings as well as approving legislation for a balanced budget.
Members:
Representative Mike Glanton
Representative Darryl Jordan
Representative Billy Mitchell
JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMITTEE:
Provides oversight of state agencies charged with protecting the rights of children. Works closely with the state agencies responsible for coordinating services for children and youth including DHR, DFACS, DJJ, etc.
Members:
Representative Tonya Anderson
Senator Gail Davenport
Senator Donzella James
Representative LaDawn Jones
Representative Sheila Jones
Representative Dexter Sharper
Representative Michael Smith
Representative Able Mable Thomas
CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE:
Protect the civil and basic human rights of all Georgia citizens regardless of race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation.
Members:
Representative Tyrone Brooks
Representative Roger Bruce
Representative Alisha Morgan
Representative Sandra Scott-Chair
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
Capitalize on the strengths of the state and to be a catalyst for private and public business partnerships. Provides information and assistance, to industry, business, developers and individuals seeking to expand or locate in the state. The committee serves as a resource to assist minority businesses who seek to do business with the state.
Members:
Representative Karen Bennett
Senator Gail Davenport
Representative Winfred Dukes
Representative Mike Glanton
Representative Craig Gordon
Senator Donzella James
Senator Freddie Sims
Representative Valencia Stovall
Representative Able Mable Thomas
EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
Develops and monitors legislative and policy initiatives that have an impact on public education in the state.
Members:
Representative Pam Dickerson
Representative Winfred Dukes
Representative Virgil Fludd
Representative Mike Glanton
Representative Carolyn Hugley
Representative Dar’shun Kendrick
Senator Donzella James
Representative LaDawn Jones
Representative Sheila Jones
Representative Darryl Jordan
Representative Rahn Mayo
Representative  Alisha Morgan
Representative Sandra Scott
Representative Dexter Sharper
Senator Freddie Sims
Representative Michael Sims
Representative David Wilkerson
 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE:
Members:
Senator Donzella James
FISCAL  COMMITTEE:
Responsible for developing procedures and oversee the fiscal operations of the GLBC.  The Finance Committee shall work with the Treasurer in securing financial records and documents related to the assets and liabilities of the GLBC.  The Finance Committee shall be privy to review and approval of all financial expenditures and financial obligations that exceed $2500.00.
Members:
Representative Dar’shun Kendrick
Representative Alisha Morgan
Representative Mickey Stephens
HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE:
Responsible for keeping the GLBC apprised of legislation that pertains to the healthcare; general medicine, mental health, dental, etc. health insurance, MediCare, Medicaid, PeachCare, elderly issues, disabilities, etc.  Should from time to time submit to the Caucus research materials, training, news articles, workshops, and/or speakers that can educate Caucus members
.
Members:
Representative Tonya Anderson
Representative Sharon Beasley-Teague
Representative Karen Bennett
Representative James Beverly
Representative Roger Bruce
Representative Pam Dickerson
Representative Gloria Frazier
Representative Wayne Howard
Representative Carolyn Hugley
Representative Sheila Jones
Representative  Howard Mosby
Representative Sandra Scott
Representative Dexter Sharper
Representative Pam Stephenson
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:
Responsible for developing and tracking legislation and policies that have a direct impact on the justice system, courts, corrections, and all other matters that would be appropriate.
Members:
Representative Roger Bruce
Representative LaDawn Jones
Representative Dar’Shun Kendrick
Representative Ronne Mabra
Representative Earnest Smith
LOTTERY COMMISSION COMMITTEE:
Responsible for monitoring contracts with minority businesses and the Georgia Lottery Commission.
Members:
Senator Gloria Butler-Chair
Representative Billy Mitchell-Chair
Representative Earnest “Coach” Williams 
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:
Work with the Department of Labor to identify new job opportunities for citizens across the state. Advocate for new job creation and job training programs statewide. Issues related to living wages, collective bargaining, gender pay equity, job security, right-to-work issues.  Continue to initiate and work with local, state and national labor unions to put forth agenda items that provide better protections for workers.
Members:
Senator Gail Davenport
Representative Darryl Jordan
Representative Quincy Murphy
Representative Sandra Scott
Representative Michael Smith
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE:
Responsible for monitoring activities related to sales tax, revenue, Income tax, ad valorem tax. Review tax legislation for fairness and adequacy. Provide input to tax legislation and tax reform decision making.
Members:
Representative Karen Bennett
Representative James Beverly
Representative Virgil Fludd
Representative Earnest Smith
Representative Mickey Stephens
Representative David Wilkerson