Georgia Trend Names David Ralston “Georgian Of The Year”

Georgia Trend magazine says Speaker David Ralston was 2010’s “Georgian Of The Year.” As a soon to be member of the House who hasn’t yet received committee, office, or seating assignments, I whole heartedly concur with Georgia Trend’s choice. 🙂

In all seriousness, there is broad agreement that Ralston did a great job during last year’s Legislative session and there are high expectations that he’ll continue to lead the House successfully. I look forward to working with him beginning one week from today.

As his friend and colleague Rep. John Meadows (R-Calhoun) puts it: “Things are so much better now you can’t stand it.”

Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, whom Ralston has said he considers a role model, says, “David Ralston has shown the capacity, the intellect and the drive to be a great speaker of the House. David always gets the job done because he never seeks the credit, only the right result.”

In a time of harsh rhetoric and snarling charges and counter-charges on the state and national levels, he stands out as a new model of leadership bolstered by determination and civility.


  1. Excellent.

    A lot of us were heartbroken when David didn’t win the Georgia Attorney General’s race back in ’98. He was obviously an exceptional candidate and person. If I remember correctly, he received more votes than any other Republican running for a state constitutional office that year, Now, it’s worked out for the best and David’s selection by Georgia Trend is just the confirmation for those of us who know David.

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