The Third State Senate District includes over 160,000 people in five counties. With that many people, it is not surprising that situations often arise when constituents need assistance understanding government bureaucracy and how to access information. At times, due the complexity of circumstances, constituents may also need personal assistance communicating with state agencies. For these types of needs, please contact my secretary, Marcie Draper at (404) 656-0045, who has learned to navigate the bureaucracy quite well. She has been able to help many people in my district get situations resolved and questions answered. She will keep me informed on anything that needs my personal involvement. If you believe you need to talk with me directly about an issue due to very sensitive information, please feel free to contact me directly.
The Georgia State Capitol is open to the public 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends and holidays. The Capitol Museum is located on the fourth floor of the building.
For information to plan your visit to the Capitol and to learn about Capitol tours, either for groups or for self-guided visits, click this link: http://www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum/
Senate Page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Senate Chamber. This offers a unique opportunity to experience Georgia's "Upper Chamber" first hand and learn more about State government. Pages must be at least 12 years old (6th grade) and can volunteer for one legislative day at the State Capitol. If interested, please call my Atlanta office as soon as possible. For more information, visit this link.
Letters of Recognition
On occasions that merit special recognition, senators provide letters of commendation or even resolutions passed by the full Senate. These could include such milestones as 100th birthday celebrations or 50th wedding anniversaries, achievements such as winning a championship or earning an Eagle badge, or heroic actions that save someone’s life. If you would like to recommend someone in the district for this honor, please contact my office to make the request.
Adopted in 2003, the new flag design consists of a square blue canton on three horizontal bars of scarlet at the top and bottom, separated by a white middle bar. Centered in the canton is the Georgia coat of arms along with the words "IN GOD WE TRUST.” Thirteen white stars, symbolizing America’s first 13 colonies, circle the golden coat of arms.
Due to the budget crunch, the budget has been cut for flags, and legislators will no longer receive any free flags.
During the session, which will run from January 13th until March, I will be available in the district only during a few weekends. Please contact my office to schedule an event or a meeting. In the district, you can call Mrs. Ellen Driggers at (912) 261-2263. If you are requesting a meeting at the Capitol, please call my Senate secretary, Ms. Marcie Draper, at (404) 646-0045.
GEORGIA STATE SENATOR