POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnettians headed to GOP convention

Camie Young

Camie Young

Nine Gwinnettians will participate in next week's GOP convention in Tampa, Fla.

Georgia party officials released the list of 76 delegates slated to attend the convention, where Mitt Romney will officially become the party's nominee for president.

Among the group, which is one of the five largest delegations at the convention, are some of Gwinnett's party faithfuls, including Heather Alvarez of Grayson, Bettye Chambers of Buford, Melanie Crozier of Braselton, Debbie Dooley of Dacula, Kathy Hildebrand of Snellville, Jason and Julianne Thompson of Suwanee, Gloria Tow of Lilburn and Joan Zellner of Buford.

Notice that all are women, with the exception of Jason Thompson.

Some other big names on the list include former Gov. Sonny Perdue, current First Lady Sandra Deal, House Speaker David Ralston, Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens

Attorney General Sam Olens, who is also a delegate, has been picked to speak at the convention, although the schedule has not been released.Unterman gets an A+Sen. Renee Unterman was praised for her work on education reform at the Capitol.

The Repubican from Buford was given an A+ rating on the Center for an Educated Georgia's Legislative Report Card.

"I am honored to be recognized by the Center For an Educated Georgia for my commitment to education, and promise to continue working to ensure a brighter future for Georgia students," Unterman said. "A strong education system is critical to equipping students with the skills they need to succeed, and gives Georgia a competitive edge in today's innovative economy."

A total of 25 senators received the top rating from the center, which is a part of the Georgia Family Council. The report card current lists votes since 2007 in the areas of private school choice, public charter schools and public school reform. Legislator's grades are available online at www.georgiafamily.org/reportcard .

"We appreciate Senator Unterman's strong support for better education in Georgia and congratulate her on an A+ rating on our legislator report card," said Eric Cochling, vice-president of public policy at Georgia Family Council. "She has demonstrated a clear commitment to improving education for all of Georgia's students."

Unterman also recently received an A+ Rating from the American Conservative Union and Americans for Prosperity.

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

Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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kevin 3 years, 1 month ago

I like the excuse Biden gave for not going there now. He is running scared and Obama told him not to go and make another fool of yourself with your big empty mouth.


Karl 3 years, 1 month ago

It might also be that Biden is "not going there now" because it is the GOP (meaning Republican) Convention, kevin. Biden is a Democrat. That is the more likely reason he is not going there now.

Speaking of making a fool of yourself with your big empty mouth...


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