Newly-elected District 72 state Rep. Josh Bonner (R-Peachtree City) was sworn-in on Jan. 9. Bonner represents Peachtree City, large portions of south and central Fayette County, Senoia and portions of southeast Coweta County.
Bonner was sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives on Jan. 9, marking his first day of the 2017-2018 legislative session. Monday was the first day of the first term of the 154th Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the good folks of District 72 and the great state of Georgia,” said Bonner. “As we move forward with this legislative session, it is my desire to maintain the same high level of representation for our district as my predecessors.”
In addition to being officially sworn in, the Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named Bonner to the Economic Development and Tourism; Human Relations and Aging; and Industry and Labor committees.
“Now that committees have been assigned, it is time to get to work,” Bonner said. “Georgia ranks as the number one state in which to do business, and it is important that we continue to attract businesses to enhance the opportunities for Georgians to take advantage of new and existing jobs. I look forward to working with members of each committee in order to achieve that goal.”
In addition to the issues related to the state budget and potential conversations regarding education and healthcare, Bonner in previous comments said he believes he can add value in the area of workforce development.
“Georgia continues to be an attractive state to do business, but we need to improve our strategy when it comes to training our folks for the jobs that are here today in fields such as information technology, film and the construction trades,” Bonner said.
“Fayette County has a good delegation and a history of solid representation. I look forward to continuing that tradition and serving the good folks of the 72nd District,” Bonner added.
The District 72 post was previously held by Matt Ramsey, who decided not to run for reelection.