State Sen. Greg Dolezal (R-Cumming) was recently appointed by Majority Whip Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) to serve as a deputy whip.
Dolezal will be responsible for working with Gooch with legislative outreach and ensuring caucus attendance during legislative votes.
“I am humbled by the trust that Sen. Gooch has placed in me to help advance our priorities throughout the legislative session,” Dolezal said in a statement. “I look forward to using this new position to advance the interests of not just our caucus, but of the citizens of District 27, and the state of Georgia as a whole. I am eager to get to work with members of the Senate and the House to move legislation forward that benefits all Georgians and makes our state as strong as possible.”
“Sen. Dolezal has already proven himself as a dedicated public servant with a strong desire to advocate for legislation that makes Georgia the best state in the nation to live, work and start a family,” Gooch said. “I look forward to working with Sen. Dolezal, who I represent Forsyth County with, and the entire Whip team to help ensure the passage of key legislation throughout the session.”
This is Dolezal’s first session serving as a senator after prevailing in a three-candidate Republican primary last May and then defeating Democratic challenger Steve Smith in November's general election for win the District 27 seat. He currently serves as vice chair of the Science and Technology Committee and also serves as a member of the Education and Youth, Health and Human Services and Reapportionment and Redistricting Committees.