Representative Terry England plans to seek a fourth term in the Georgia House of Representatives.
England announced today that he will seek re-election for the 2011-2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly.
England, first elected in 2004, has served as the vice chair of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee and secretary of the Industrial Relations Committee. He has also served on the Natural Resources and Environment Committee and served as the chairman of the House Rural Caucus. England was recently appointed vice chair of the Education subcommittee of Appropriations by House Speaker David Ralston.
“I would like to thank my family, friends, and supporters who have encouraged me to continue serving and trying to make a difference in the lives of the citizens of Barrow County by seeking re-election for the 108th District Legislative seat,” England said. “After prayerful consideration, I have decided to again seek re-election.”
England said even though the past two years have been very difficult due to drastic budget cuts, the General Assembly has made careful, prudent choices.
“While many of our decisions have not been popular, we have done exactly what we have done in our own homes and businesses – made our expenditures to be within our income,” he said. “We have made some real headway in several areas, but I think there is still a lot to be done and I feel that I can still have a positive impact on Barrow County as well as the rest of Georgia. Georgia needs dedicated servant-leaders who will work hard to put Georgia back on the road to economic recovery.”
While saying it has been a pleasure and honor to serve the citizens of Barrow County, England acknowledged that some constituents may be displeased.
“I realize that I probably have not made all of them happy all the time, but I trust that I have been faithful in representing them,” he said. “As a lifelong resident, the prosperity of Barrow County and the well being of her citizens are near and dear to my heart. I appreciate the opportunity I have had to serve and hope that folks there see fit to continue to send me back to the State House again.”