Gwinnett House delegation hosting town halls

Georgia Rep. Pedro "Pete" Marin speaks during a press conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Georgia Rep. Pedro "Pete" Marin speaks during a press conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Gwinnett County's delegation to the state House of Representatives is hosting a series of town hall meetings ahead of next year's legislative session.

The first meeting is Tuesday night and they’ll continue on a monthly basis through January.

According to a press release, each town hall will include introductions from participating representatives; updates from the previous legislative session; previews of topics expected to arise in the upcoming session; and questions from residents.

Each meeting will be “hosted” and moderated by one representative.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend any or all of the meetings. But House members are more likely to be present at meetings closest to their own districts, geographically speaking.

The schedule is as follows. All meetings will be held between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

  • Oct. 29: Lilburn City Hall, 340 Main St. NW in Lilburn (hosted by Rep. Jasmine Clark)
  • Nov. 19: Berkeley Lake Elementary, 4300 S. Berkeley Lake Road NW in Duluth (hosted by Rep. Beth Moore)
  • Dec. 3:Sugar Hill City Hall, 5039 W Broad St. NE in Sugar Hill (hosted by Rep. Gregg Kennard)
  • Jan. 8: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville (hosted by Rep. Pedro Marin)

All of the host representatives are Democrats. Gwinnett County's legislative delegation went from a Republican majority to a Democratic one following 2018's elections.