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 Alan Baker of Brewton serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board. Representative Terri Collins of Decatur serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board and is the Council’s current vice chair.

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Arkansas

Senator Joyce Elliott of Little Rock serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Senators Eddie L. Cheatham of Crossett, Alan Clark of Lonsdale, and Jane English of North Little Rock, and Representatives Sonia Barker of Smackover, Bruce Cozart of Hot Springs and Mark Lowery of Maumelle are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Delaware

Senator David Sokola of Newark serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representatives Stephanie Bolden of Wilmington, Debra Heffernan of Wilmington and Michael Ramone of Newark, and Senator Brian Pettyjohn of Georgetown are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Florida

Representatives T. Patterson Maney of Shalimar and Rene Plasencia of Orlando serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board.

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Georgia

Representative Terry England of Auburn and Senator Blake Tillery of Vidalia serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board.  
Representatives Robert Dickey of Musella and Mack Jackson of Sandersville, and Senator Freddie Powell Sims of Dawson are gubernatorial appointees to the Council. 

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Kentucky

Representatives John “Bam” Carney of Campbellsville and Nancy Tate of Brandenburg serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board.

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Louisiana

Representative Francis C. Thompson of Delhi serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
State Senators Cleo Fields of Baton Rouge and Beth Mizell of Franklinton, and Representatives Raymond E. Garofalo of Chalmette and Albert C. “Buddy” Mincey of Denham Springs are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Maryland

Senator John D. “Jack” Bailey of Mechanicsville serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.

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Mississippi

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

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North Carolina

Representative Graig R. Meyer of Chapel Hill serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representative Rosa U. Gill of Raleigh and Senators Jay J. Chaudhuri of Raleigh and Erica D. Smith of Henrico are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Oklahoma

Representative Chad Caldwell of Enid serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Senator Marty Quinn of Claremore and Representatives Rhonda Baker of Yukon and Todd Russ of Cordell are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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South Carolina

Representative Rita Allison of Lyman and Senator Nikki G. Setzler of West Columbia serve on the Council by virtue of being legislative members of the Board.

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Tennessee

Representative Mark White of Memphis serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Senator Ferrell Haile of Gallatin is a gubernatorial appointee to the Council.

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Texas

Senator Larry Taylor of Friendswood serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson of Waco and Senator Donna Campbell of New Braunfels are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Virginia

Senator Janet D. Howell of Reston 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 and the Council’s current chair.
Senator Jennifer L. McClellan of Richmond and Delegate David L. Bulova of Fairfax are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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West Virginia

Senator Robert H. Plymale of Huntington serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Delegate Paul Espinosa of Charles Town is a gubernatorial appointee to the Council.