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Overview

Legislative Advisory Council

The Legislative Advisory Council of legislators and delegates from each state advises the Board. The Council meets several times each year to examine key issues. SREB’s Legislative Work Conference is the nation’s oldest annual legislative forum on education issues. 

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Alabama

Representative Baker serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Senators Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery, Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile, Trip Pittman of Montrose.
Representatives Terri Collins of Decatur, Randy Davis of Daphne and Rod Scott of Fairfield are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Arkansas

Senator Elliott serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board. Senator Eddie L. Cheatham of Crossett, Senator Alan Clark of Lonsdale, Representative Charles Armstrong of Little Rock, Representative Bruce Cozart of Hot Springs, Representative Bill Gossage of Ozark and Representative Sheilla E. Lampkin of Monticello are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Delaware

Senator Sokola serves on the Legislative Advisory Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representative Earl G. Jaques of Newark, Senator Brian Pettyjohn of Georgetown,
Senator F. Gary Simpson of Milford are gubernatorial appointee to the Council.

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Florida

Senator Detert, Representative Fresen and Senator Legg serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board.

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Georgia

 

Representative England and Senator Hill serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board. Representative Tom Dickson of Cohutta and Senator Fran Millar of Dunwoody are gubernatorial appointees to the Council. Representative Dickson is the Council’s current chair.

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Kentucky

Representative Graham serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board. Kentucky statute provides that the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate may each appoint three members to the Legislative Advisory Council. Representing the House are Representative John “Bam” Carney of Campbellsville, Representative Jody Richards of Bowling Green, and Representative Wilson Stone of Scottsville. Representing the Senate are Senator Johnny Ray Turner of Prestonsburg, Senator Mike Wilson of Bowling Green and Senator Max Wise of Campbellsville.

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Louisiana

Senator Thompson serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board and Senator Gerald Long of Winnfield is a gubernatorial appointee to the Council.

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Maryland

Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer of Arbutus and Delegate Sheila Ellis Hixson of Silver Spring are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Mississippi

Senator Burton and Senator Carmichael serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board. Representative Herbert D. “Herb” Frierson of Poplarville, Representative Nolan Mettetal of Sardis, and Representative John L. Moore of Brandon are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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North Carolina

Representative Johnson serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board. Senator Tamara Barringer of Cary,
Representative Hugh Blackwell of Valdese, Representative D. Craig Horn of Weddington, and Senator Dan Soucek of Boone are gubernatorial appointees to the Legislative Advisory Council.

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Oklahoma

Senator Jolley serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board. Senator John Ford of Bartlesville, Senator Jim Halligan of Stillwater, Senator Marty Quinn of Claremore, Senator Gary Stanislawski of Tulsa, Representative Dennis Casey of Morrison, Representative Ann Coody of Lawton, Representative Lee Denney of Cushing, Representative Jason Nelson of Oklahoma City, Representative Michael Rogers of Broken Arrow and Representative Todd Thomsen of Ada are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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South Carolina

Senator Setzler serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Senator John W. Matthews Jr. of Bowman is a gubernatorial appointee to the Council.

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Tennessee

Representative Harry Ray Brooks serves on the Legislative Advisory Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representative Mark White of Memphis and Senator Reginald Tate of Memphis are gubernatorial appointees to the Council. Senator Tate is the Council’s current vice chair.

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Texas

Representative Jimmie Don Aycock serves on the Council by virtue of being legislative member of the Board. Representative Marsha Farney of Georgetown and Senator Donna Campbell of New Braunfels are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Virginia

Senator Howell serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board. Senator Mamie E. Locke of Hampton is a gubernatorial appointee to the council.
Delegates David L. Bulova of Fairfax, Thomas A. Greason of Landsdowne and Jennifer L. McClellan of Richmond are gubernatorial appointee to the Council.

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West Virginia

Senators Plymale and Prezioso serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board.