State Rep. John Carson & State Sen. Lindsey Tippins speak Thursday, Jan. 13 – 2022 General Assembly

Franklin Roundtable County & State Watch

State Rep. John Carson & State Sen. Lindsey Tippins

preview the 2022 Legislative Session

Thursday, January 13

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

799 Roswell Street

Marietta GA 30060

(2 blocks west of the Big Chicken)

7:00 speaker

State Rep. John Carson

State Rep. John Carson, of Marietta, will preview the 2022 Georgia General Assembly session, which begins on Jan. 10. He will highlight proposals on tax reform, educational choice and support for trade with Israel.

John Carson was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in an October 2011 special election run-off. He represents the 46th House District, which includes northeast Cobb and southeast Cherokee counties. He currently serves on the following committees: Retirement (Chairman), Appropriations (Ex-Officio), Ways & Means, Rules, Transportation, Energy Utilities & Telecommunications, State Planning & Community Affairs, Intragovernmental Coordination and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview Committee (MARTOC).

An Atlanta native, John was raised in a family that encouraged conservative values, the importance of education and excellent work ethic. John’s late father was an engineer for Georgia Power and small business owner. His mother raised three sons and worked in counseling roles at charitable organizations.

John has 18 years of Georgia public education, including a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Adminstration in Finance from Kennesaw State University. He is a certified public accountant and is employed with State Tax Incentives. John was previously employed with KPMG (Atlanta, London and New York), G.E. Capital, SunTrust and Monarch Private Capital.

John belongs to the following civic and professional organizations: Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Anna Crawford Children’s Center and the Georgia Society of CPAs. In addition, he has also been associated with the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, 1989), Cobb County Commission for Children and Youth (treasurer, member of Executive Committee), MUST Ministries, Rotary International, YoungLife, Alpha Ministries and the Kennesaw State University Graduate Student Association (past president).

John has served in the General Assembly for more than 10 years and has sponsored numerous bills that have been signed into law. His two biggest accomplishments include authoring and championing House Bill 673, Georgia’s Hands-Free Law, as well as increasing the Qualified Education Expense (SSO) program to $100 million through House Bill 217; both of these bills were passed during the 2018 legislative session.

John and his wife, Beverly, have been married since 2005 and have two children. Their family attends Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and previously attended Mount Paran North Church of God for more than 10 years.

8:00 speaker

State Sen. Lindsey Tippins

State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, of Marietta, will preview the 2022 Georgia General Assembly session, which begins on Jan. 10. He will discuss the prospects for legislative action in the Senate.

Senator Lindsey Tippins was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. He represents Senate District 37, located in Northwest Cobb County.

Sen. Tippins serves as Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee and is a member of the Senate Appropriations, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Transportation Committees. He also serves as an ex-officio of the Senate Education and Youth and Regulated Industries and Utilities Committees.

Sen. Tippins previously served on the Cobb County Board of Education for 12 years, serving as chairman for three years. He is the past president of the Georgia Utility Contractor Association and the North Georgia State Fair, having served as a long time board member of both organizations. Sen. Tippins is a board member of the Calvary Children’s Home, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Atlanta Metro region), and was appointed by former Governor Perdue to serve on the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

He is the owner and founder of Tippins Contracting Company, Inc., a pipeline construction company, which has been in business since 1969.

Sen. Tippins received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw Junior College and Georgia State University, and received his Juris Doctorate from Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He is also a graduate of McEachern High School.

Sen. Tippins has been happily married to the former Ann Scott for 52 years. They have two children, Nathan and Rebekah, and have six lovely grandchildren.

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