State Sen. Steve Gooch, R – Dahlonega, was recently nominated and elected to serve as Majority Whip of the Senate Majority Caucus in the Georgia General Assembly.
Gooch was re-elected by the Georgia Senate Majority Caucus on Nov. 13.
He was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2010 to represent the 51st district, which includes all of Dawson County as well as Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and White counties and portions of Forsyth and Pickens counties.
“I’m honored that my colleagues have entrusted me to continue serving as a leader in our caucus,” said Gooch. “I look forward to continuing to fulfill my duties as a leader in our body and working with our caucus and the legislature as a whole as we build a stronger Georgia, as well as serving the constituents of my senate district.”
In this role, Gooch’s primary responsibility will be to research legislation, educate and inform caucus members and ensure a full caucus presence during important legislative votes.
The Majority Whip is the third ranking leadership position within the Majority Caucus.
Gooch was first elected to serve as Majority Whip in 2014 and currently serves as secretary of the Senate Appropriations Committee, vice-chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, ex-officio of the Senate Assignments and Senate Rules Committees and as a member of the Senate Finance, MARTOC and Regulated Industries and Utilities Committees.
Other north Georgia legislators were also elected to top positions Nov. 13, including Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, who will continue his role as President Pro Tempore, and Sen. John Wilkinson, R-Toccoa, who was nominated to continue the position of Majority Caucus Secretary.