Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Cox named deputy whip
State Rep. Kathy Cox of Peachtree City has been named a Republican deputy whip in the House, Whip Earl Ehrhart announced Tuesday.
Minority Leader Lynn Westmoreland of Sharpsburg joined Ehrhart for the announcement.
"We are pleased to welcome Kathy to this important group," said Ehrhart. "Her intelligence and charm have shown during her time in Atlanta, and her background in education will be a great help in dealing with this key issue."
Cox becomes the first deputy whip from the south metro area. She serves on the Education, Industry, and Health and Ecology committees.
"It's nice to welcome a neighbor to our new leadership team," said Westmoreland.
Deputy whips assist the leadership by providing information to members on coming votes and helping monitor committee activity.