Jon Burns Attends the Atlanta Press Club’s ‘Leadership Newsmaker’ luncheon.

Many politicians, including Rep. Soo Hong, also attend

Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns, who took office earlier this year, attended a conference at the Atlanta Press Club (Chairman Keith Pepper) at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Downtown Atlanta at noon on the 9th and held his first official meeting with local media.

Burns was elected as the 75th Georgia House Speaker after David Ralston passed away last year. Burns, a Republican, has been elected to the House of Representatives for 22 consecutive years since 2002. Burns graduated from Georgia Southern University and John Marshall Law School and has led the party since 2015 as the Majority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives.

During a sit-down hosted by veteran broadcaster WABE Radio Lisa Laylam Burns gave details on significant issues in the state, including sports betting bills, state budgets, and election system changes, as well as question-and-answer sessions with reporters attending. “The most interesting sports betting permit bill has not crossed the threshold of the plenary session on crossover day on the 7th, but it has not been abandoned yet,” Burns said. “We will continue to discuss it with leaders from both parties until the session ends on the 29th.”

Meanwhile, about 20 Republican state lawmakers and state officials, including Korean House of Representatives Soo Hong, attended the event. “I attended with my colleagues to help Chairman Burns, the leader of Georgia’s Republican Party, make his debut at the Atlanta Press Club,” Hong said.

Lee Sangyeon, Managing Editor

President Keith Pepper(left) introduces Speaker Jon Burns.

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