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Legislator invites public to breakfast
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State Rep. Kevin Tanner will carry on a longstanding tradition in the 9th legislative district by meeting with his constituents over breakfast each Saturday morning during the upcoming session.

"I plan to cover what I think will be the biggest issues we'll see during the session," he said. "I also plan to discuss specific legislation that I have been working on and will introduce once we begin the session."

A Dawsonville native, Tanner ran unopposed for the seat and will begin his sophomore term in the state House of Representatives on Jan. 12.

"Like in past years, I think the state budget is always our number one concern. It's the biggest deal and what takes the most time," he said. "Transportation is also going to be a big issue, what we can do to ease transportation issues and how to find funding for transportation in the future."

The breakfast meetings are also intended to give the residents an opportunity to share and discuss issues with their local representative.

Tanner's first breakfast of the year will be at 9 a.m. at Ryan's in Dawsonville.

He'll then be at the Wagon Wheel in Dahlonega Jan. 17 at 9 a.m., alternating each week between the two eateries throughout the legislative session.

"I look forward to seeing everybody on Saturday," Tanner said.