Thursday, March 12, 2009

Profile: Gerald Greene (D-Cuthbert) HD:149

Gerald Greene, 61 was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1982. He is currently continuing his 21 years of service as the spokesman for House District 149, which covers parts of Calhoun, Early, Miller, Randolph and Seminole Counties. He is as a member of Appropriations, Banks & Banking and State Institutions & Properties.

Green attended Andrew College for 2 years before graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1970. He later earned his Master’s in Education from the University of Georgia and his Master’s in History from Georgia Southwestern. He has taught in the Randolph-Clay School System for 32 years as a Teacher of Social Studies. Representative Greene has also been an instructor of Political Science and Western Civilization for over 10 years at Andrew College. His teaching has proved to be meritorious for he has been named STAR Teacher of Randolph-Clay System in both 1977 and 1993. He was also bestowed with the honor of being named Teacher of the Year for the school system in 1991.

His work under the Gold Dome has also made him the recipient of many Legislative Service Awards from several organizations: Commercial Flower Growers Association, Georgia Municipal Association and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. The Chattahoochee Historical Commission named him Legislator of the Year in 1996. His achievements also led Andrew College to present him with the Distinguished Alumni Award. For 2 years in a row Representative Greene was Rural Health’s Distinguished Legislator of the Year.

Greene is currently sharing his many years of legislative experience with his fellow members of the Appropriations, Banks & Banking, and State Institutions & Properties Committees. He serves on the Oversight Committee for the Georgia State Fair in Perry, Georgia and is a member of the Georgia Association of Educators. Representative Greene is a faithful member of the Springvale Baptist Church as well.

Political Experience:
Representative, Georgia State House of Representatives, 1982-present
Secretary, Randolph Democratic Party.

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