Perdue names Cole floor leader

Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed Rep. Jim Cole of Forsyth as his senior floor leader in the Georgia House.

“Jim is an honest, hardworking legislator that has earned the respect of his fellow House members,” said Governor Perdue. “While he is a fierce advocate for his district, he is also a statesman who understands the need to look at issues from a statewide point of view. I am proud to have Rep. Cole represent this administration in the House of Representatives.”

Cole has served in the House for four years. His committee membership includes Appropriations, Rules, Judiciary Non-Civil and State Planning and Community Affairs.