Rachel Little, a long-time volunteer for GOP candidates, won an election Saturday to become the new chairwoman for the county Republican Party.
"I'm very excited. I'm ready to get past the campaigning and get to work," Little said after receiving the title from delegates at the party's county convention.
Little said she would help the party restore its reputation after last year's presidential election brought negative attention on women's issues and diversity. She also said she would bring attention to southern Gwinnett, an area she believes has been ignored in recent years.
"I am committed to getting out in all corners of the county," she said, adding that the organization would not just be active in politics but in helping the community. "We have an image issue ... but it's not just for political problems, it's because it's the right thing to do."Crist gives sermon in House of RepresentativesLilburn Mayor Johnny Crist gave up the pulpit when he took the city's helm more than a year ago, but last week he gave a sermon under the Gold Dome.
On Thursday, Crist served as "Chaplain of the Day" for the Georgia House of Representatives. He led the Georgia House of Representatives in prayer and the pledge of allegiance before legislative action began for the day. He served at the General Assembly at the invitation of state Rep. B.J. Pak, R-Lilburn.
"I am honored that Rev. Crist was able to take some time off his busy schedule today as mayor of the city of Lilburn to share with my House colleagues his message of faith and conviction," Pak said. "His message regarding leadership and faith was very relevant and timely."
Crist lead the Atlanta Vineyard Church for 30 years before resigning in January 2012.
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