POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal to headline Chamber event

Camie Young

Camie Young

Just a few weeks before he takes office, Georgia’s new governor will be in Gwinnett for one of his few big speeches before taking office.

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is scheduled to speak during a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, an event the group has touted as a show of strength for the Republican county.

According to e-mails, Deal is expected to give his vision and plan for the state as well as an update on efforts in education, workforce development, infrastracture and economic development.

The event, dubbed the “Georgia Leadership Luncheon,” begins with networking at 11:30 a.m. at the Gwinnett Center, followed by a noon lunch. Chamber members can attend for $55 and non-members for $65.

Tea Party growing

The Gwinnett Tea Party is growing, says chairman Paul Davis.

In addition to the Lawrenceville meetings each month, the group has branched out with meetings in Duluth, at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Rexall Grill.

Last week, former congressional candidate Jody Hice told the crowd about his Peach Tea political action committee, being organized for state and federal candidates campaigning for state rights and strong constitutionalism.

At Lawrenceville’s meeting Thursday, Butch Conway is going to give an update on the illegal immigrant issue, Davis said.

Commission to tour county

Gwinnett’s commissioners will soon go on tour.

District 3’s Mike Beaudreau announced last week that the board is planning a group of listening sessions, possibly in January.

With two new commissioners taking office, the plan is to meet in each of the four districts for talking sessions with the public. For the most part, though, Beaudreau said he hopes the meetings will be about listening to constituents’ concerns and ideas on how to balance the budget.

Details on the sessions are expected to come soon.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

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