The special session of the Georgia legislature finally wrapped on Monday, November 22. In addition to passing more than a dozen pieces of local legislation, the legislature also passed three new district maps – one for the state house, one for the state senate and one for the U.S. Congress. In the coming months, you’ll hear a lot of news about lawsuits filed that challenge the fairness and legality of the new maps. Among the particularly worrisome changes are new lines that put Senator Michelle Au (the state senate’s only Asian female) in a Republican-leaning district, as well as new Congressional districts that made Representative Lucy McBath’s district essentially unwinnable for a Democrat and drew significantly more white, rural voters into Representative Sanford Bishop’s traditionally African-American district. I’ve also heard that voters in south Cobb County are not too happy about being drawn into Representative Marjorie Taylor Green’s district!
I will continue to serve as the representative for the current House District 54 until January – if I was on your ballot in the last election, I’m still your representative! But with redistricting, the District 54 map has changed substantially for the 2022 elections, and I might not be your representative if elected for another term next year. All 180 House districts in the state must be roughly the same size – since my district grew by almost 30% in the last ten years, it had to shrink substantially. Almost everything west of Peachtree Road and Roswell Road was cut out of my district, as well as a chunk of the area south of East Wesley Road (which means that my own neighborhood, Garden Hills, was split up into two different districts). The eastern border of the district remains the county line between Fulton and DeKalb Counties, but it now stretches a bit further north into Sandy Springs up to I-285.
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Buckhead City Update
I am against the secession of the neighborhood of Buckhead from the city of Atlanta, and I outline my reasons here.
There is a new social media presence for Buckhead residents who are against the secession of Buckhead from the city of Atlanta, if you’d like to join:
If you haven’t already, please browse my website, betsyforgeorgia.com.
As your Representative, your concerns are important to me. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-656-0116 with questions, concerns, or solutions you may have regarding legislation or other happenings in District 54.
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I encourage you and your family to visit our State Capitol and my office, where all constituents are welcome. I look forward to connecting with you!
My office is located at:
18 Capitol Square, SW
409-B, Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your representative.
Representative Betsy Holland
GA House District 54