Collins Gets Committee Assignments

The man who will represent Stephens County in Congress starting in January has his committee assignments for the upcoming Congress.

9th District U.S. Representative-Elect Doug Collins announced his committee assignments for the 113th Congress that gets underway next month.

Collins said he will serve on the House Committees of Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Government Reform.

The Hall County Republican said he appreciates the opportunity to serve with his colleagues from across the nation, adding that while there is a lot of work ahead, he is excited to begin serving next month.

Representative-Elect Collins said with his background as a military veteran, licensed attorney, and state legislator, he believes he can bring a unique perspective to many of the issues in front of Congress on a daily basis.

Collins won the Republican primary over the summer, defeating talk show host Martha Zoller in a run-off, then defeated Democratic opponent Jody Cooley in November to become the representative for the new 9th Congressional District in Georgia.

The new 9th District was a vacant seat created by Congressional re-districting following the 2010 Census. It covers all or part of 20 counties in northeast Georgia, including Stephens County.