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Georgia House Speaker & State Representative David Ralston passes away

November 17th, 2022 – 4:10 PM

Staff Reports –

Georgia House Speaker and state representative David Ralston has passed away.  Ralston announced earlier this month that he was stepping down as speaker because of health problems.

The House of Representatives will elect a new Speaker when the House convenes for the first day of the 2023-2024 legislative session on Monday, January 9, 2023.    

Speaker Ralston was first elected to the House in 2002 and was first elected as Speaker of the House in 2010. He is the longest currently-serving state house speaker in the country. He was 68 years old.