Representative Reece to Seek Sixth Term
Representative Barbara Massey Reece, D-Menlo, has announced plans to qualify for re-election to a sixth term in the Georgia House of Representatives. Representative Reece has served the 11th District composed of Chattooga County and a large portion of Floyd County since first being elected in 1998.
Throughout her 10 years in office, she has retained membership on the Education and State Institutions and Properties Committees. She has served as vice-chair of the Education Committee and is currently vice-chair of the Educational Support Sub-committee.
Representative Reece has served on the Economic Development Committee and is currently appointed to the Science and Technology Committee and the Congressional and Legislative Reapportionment Committee. She has served on numerous task forces and study committees. Representative Reece was Chairman of the House Study Committee on Dangers of Methamphetamines. The committee compiled information which led to the passage of laws restricting access to ingredients used in meth manufacturing in Georgia.
Representative Reece is Secretary of the Rural Caucus, a bi-partisian group of representatives who focus on the needs of rural Georgians. She has served nine years as Treasurer of the Womens’ Legislative Caucus which influences legislation beneficial to women and children. She serves as State Director for Women In Government, a national bi-partisian organization of senators and representatives from every state. A priority of Women In Government is improving health care.
Throughout her tenure in public office, Representative Reece has received numerous awards and honors. Among those are: Legislator of the Year from the Rural Health Association, State Representative of the Year from the Industrial Technology Education Association, the Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters, and The Freedom Bell Award from the Northwest Georgia Bar Association.
"Every year brings new challenges for our growing state and our citizens," Representative Reece said. "I look forward to continuing to work with citizens and elected officials to achieve better health care, educational excellence, increased job opportunities, and tax reform."
( Representative Reece may be reached at (706-862-2657)