Press Release: Sen. William Ligon, Rep. Alex Atwood and Rep.-Elect Jeff Jones Announce Glynn County Town-Hall Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 12, 2014
Sherena Arrington 912-242-2434
Senate and House District Legislators to Host Glynn County Town-Hall Meeting
(Brunswick, GA) Senator William Ligon, Representative Alex Atwood, and Representative-Elect Jeff Jones will host a Glynn County Town-Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 6, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Old City Hall in downtown Brunswick.
This will be the last of a series of legislative town-halls in the Third Senate District before the Georgia General Assembly, which will begin Monday, January 12, under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.
“We look forward to hearing the concerns of Glynn County citizens,” stated Sen. Ligon. “Their voices can make a huge difference in state policies. We also will inform them of some of the issues that will likely come up this session. For example, Coastal Georgians have much at stake as we take up the issue of water storage in our aquifer, in other words, infusion of surface water into our pristine Floridan Aquifer. That issue, among many others, will need the active participation of citizens throughout the session."
"As has been our practice in the past, I am very happy to join State Senator William Ligon and Representative-Elect Jeff Jones in giving citizens an opportunity to express their concerns and ideas prior to the next legislative session," said Representative Atwood.
Senator Ligon will begin his third term in the Georgia Senate and has been elected by his colleagues as the Majority Caucus Chairman. Representative Atwood is also beginning his third term. Representative-Elect Jones is serving his first term in the Georgia House of Representatives and will take his oath of office when the 2015 Georgia General Assembly convenes on Monday, January 12, under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.
"I am both humbled and honored to co-host this town-hall with the Honorable Senator William Ligon and Representative Alex Atwood. It will be a very special opportunity for us to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming legislative session with the people we serve," stated Representative-Elect Jeff Jones.
The public is encouraged to attend the town-hall, ask questions, and bring up issues that may need attention during the 2015 Georgia General Assembly. Old City Hall is located at 1229 Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.
"Once a charter has been drafted, the local legislative delegation — in this case Sen. Ligon, Rep. Alex Atwood, R-St. Simons Island, and Rep.-Elect Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, would have to sponsor the charter with the understanding that a local referendum would be held.
If passed in the Legislature, St. Simons residents would vote in the referendum. If passed by voters, another election would be held to elect new officers.
The city would become active the day legislation passed creating it..."
“I personally have no objection to the incorporation of St. Simons, but my personal opinion is not the issue,” Jones said. “The issue for me is to listen to and then follow the will of the people in our community that will drive whether or not I support such a change. All three members of our local delegation agree that ‘local legislation’ issues must be thoroughly, openly and publicly vetted and discussed by the community.”
May 20th, 2014
J.B. "Jeff" Jones defeated Tony M. Thaw in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.