About - Legislative Advisory Council

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 and is the Council’s current vice chair. 
Senators Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery, Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile, and Trip Pittman of Montrose, and 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.
Senators Eddie L. Cheatham of Crossett and Alan Clark of Lonsdale, and Representative Bruce Cozart of Hot Springs 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.
Representatives Stephanie Bolden of Wilmington, Debra Heffernan of Wilmington, Earl G. Jaques of Newark, Joseph Miro of Newark and Michael Ramone of Newark, and Senators Brian Pettyjohn of Georgetown and F. Gary Simpson of Milford are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Florida

All Florida members of the Council recently left office; we will update this listing when the governor makes new appointments to the Council.

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Georgia

Representative England and Senator Hill serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board.
Senator Fran Millar of Dunwoody is a gubernatorial appointee to the Council.

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Kentucky

Representative Graham serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.

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Louisiana

Senator Thompson serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representatives Nancy Landry of Lafayette, H. Eugene Reynolds of Minden and Patricia Haynes Smith of Baton Rouge, and Senators Gerald Long of Winnfield and Dan W. “Blade” Morrish of Jennings are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Maryland

Senator Bates serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
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.
Representatives Nolan Mettetal of Sardis and John L. Moore of Brandon are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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North Carolina

Representative Johnson and Senator Barringer serve on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representatives Hugh Blackwell of Valdese and D. Craig Horn of Weddington are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Oklahoma

Representative Rogers serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Senators Marty Quinn of Claremore and Gary Stanislawski of Tulsa, and Representatives Chad Caldwell of Enid and Dennis Casey of Morrison 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 chair.

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Texas

Senator Donna Campbell of New Braunfels is a gubernatorial appointee to the Council.

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Virginia

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