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Murphy tapped for security task force
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Forsyth County News
State Sen. Jack Murphy was recently appointed to the National Conference of State Legislators’ Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Task Force.

The appointment, made by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, places Murphy and four other Georgia delegates in a position to increase the state’s presence in the organization.

Murphy, a Cumming Republican who represents District 27, said in a statement that he was “thankful to the lieutenant governor for the appointment.”

“It is a great opportunity for me to view homeland security from a national post and use my experience in this role to better serve the citizens of Georgia,” he said.

Murphy serves as chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee, a role that allows him to weigh in on matters concerning the security and well-being of state residents.

He also serves on the American Legislative Exchange Council Public Safety and Election Task Force, which produces framework policies to improve security for American cities.

Murphy said his latest appointment provides a full scope of public safety on national and state levels.

The emergency preparedness task force was established after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, making recommendations to the federal government on how national security could be improved.

It also has been involved in a number of national issues.