Published Tuesday, January 15, 2013
In the mid-1970s George Busbee ran his campaign for governor of Georgia based on the theme “I’m be a work horse and not a show horse.” Busbee ran on his long record as a hard-working state representative from Albany. He won the governor’s race and served two terms as an effective chief executive in our state.
Since 1997, Lynn Smith has represented parts of Coweta County in the Georgia House of Representatives. She has developed a reputation as a hard-working lawmaker who effectively serves the people in this community. We would characterize Smith as another work horse.
In fact, Smith has developed a reputation as one of the more influential lawmakers in our state. This month, Georgia Trend Magazine named Smith one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2013. It’s the third time Smith has received this honor from Georgia’s only statewide business publication.
We find this recognition not only deserving for Smith, but it is meaningful for our community. The honor recognizes Smith for her hard work on issues like water, the environment and other issues. Smith has become an expert on water issues in our state.
Her hard work has helped her develop significant clout in the General Assembly. If you visit with state lawmakers around the state and tell them you are from Newnan, they will quickly note “that’s Lynn Smith’s territory.”
Indeed, our community and her House District 70 are better off because of her clout in state government.