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Statement from Sen. Mitch Seabaugh on Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee
 
ATLANTA (April 4, 2011) – Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) made the following statement today regarding the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee:
 
“I have been contacted about the content of your story of the events on the Senate floor Thursday. As the Chairman of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, I will be crystal clear:
 
“I cannot speak to the veracity of the story, but as long as I am the Chairman of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, the redistricting process will be conducted in accordance with the law and with the utmost integrity and fairness. As Chairman, I will not accept anything less.”
 
-- Sen. Mitch Seabaugh
Chairman, Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee


Senator Seabaugh Hosts Page Day at Capitol

ATLANTA (March 24, 2010) - State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R- Sharpsburg) hosted his annual Page Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Students sixth grade and above from local schools in his district served as pages in the Senate Chamber, delivering messages to the senators on the floor.
 
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“The page program is a valuable opportunity we offer to young children in our state, which allows them to see first hand how the General Assembly works,” said Sen. Seabaugh. “These students are an integral part of our daily business and each year I look forward to welcoming youth from my district to the Senate Chamber.”
 
During Senator Seabaugh’s annual Page Day, 20 students ages 12-17 served as pages for the day. They concluded their day with a pizza party and a discussion about the role and duties of a state senator. Students learned about many of the current issues being heard at the State Capitol and even engaged Sen. Seabaugh in a spirited discussion about the HOPE Scholarship.
 
Slots for the 2011 legislative session closed quickly with all 20 spots filled within one day. Parents and teachers keep this in mind when nominating students for next year’s session. Students must be 12 years of age or older and the day will count as an excused absence from school.


Senator Seabaugh Applauds Local
Student for Artistic Achievements

ATLANTA – (February 11, 2011) State Senator Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) welcomed Cole Watson to the State Capitol Wednesday to celebrate his artistic achievements which were chosen to be displayed at the Capitol Art Exhibit.
 
seabaugh_artwork.jpgWatson, a 7th grader from Arnall Middle School in Coweta County,
was chosen by the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) and the Office of the Secretary of State. “It was an honor to take part in the Capitol Art Exhibit, especially when such talented students
like Cole Watson are involved,” said Seabaugh. “Cole's painting “Patriotic Dog” clearly demonstrates his aptitude for the arts. He represents a well rounded student that has a bright future ahead of him. I hope that any other interested students will follow his lead and take part in this wonderful event that is held each February.”
 
The Capitol Art Exhibit is the premier event of Youth Art Month and the largest student exhibit in the state. The purpose of the exhibit is to share with legislators and the public the exceptional creative ability of Georgia's students. Each GAEA member may submit up to two pieces of artwork by students from public or private schools, K-12. You may also submit two pieces of art criticism for a total of four works of art. The Committee Chairpersons are John and Wanda Kinnaman.
 
 

Sen. Seabaugh Announces Legislation to Prevent State Agencies from Withdrawing Funds from Banking Accounts Without Permission

ATLANTA (January 31, 2011) - Today, Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) introduced legislation that would prohibit any state agency from withdrawing money from a citizen's account without express written consent from the account holder. The purpose of the legislation is to create a safeguard for tax payers against the government being able to deposit and withdraw from a private account without permission or notification.

"Georgians, as well as Americans, should feel that their private banking account is safe and protected from undue government interference," said Seabaugh. "We need proper protocol for situations where incorrect deposits may have been made, so that citizens are fully aware of activity in their banking account."



Senator Seabaugh Invites Local Students
to Participate in Page Program

at the State Capitol


ATLANTA (January 28, 2011) - State Senator Mitch Seabaugh (R- Sharpsburg) will welcome local students to the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 to participate in the Senate Page Program for 2011 Legislative Session.

"The Page Program has always been a great way for students to see first hand what we do as legislators at the State Capitol,"said Sen. Seabaugh. "I hope that any student interested in government or learning more about the legislative process will apply for this exciting program. I look forward to meeting students from district and watching as they become part of the State Senate for a day."

Each student interested in becoming a Page must be at least 12 years old. The absence from school will be counted as an excused absence. Senate Page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Senate Chamber. This offers a unique opportunity to experience Georgia's Upper Chamber directly as it happens. Pages will have their pictures made with Lt. Governor Cagle and Sen. Seabaugh. Each senator is limited to 20 pages, so spots are first come first served. Those interested should contact Melissa Eaton at 404-656-6446 or by email at melissa.eaton@senate.ga.gov.



Senator Mitch Seabaugh Releases Statement on the Shooting of Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords

ATLANTA (January 8, 2011) - Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) released the following statement following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several of her constituents in Tucson, AZ.

"My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Congresswoman Giffords and others wounded or killed at today's event. My thoughts and prayers are with their families, as well as Congresswoman Giffords' staff and constituents. It is reprehensible for any person to take an action such as this for any reason in order to make a point. One of the greatest strengths of our nation is the ability to have, and openly discuss, differences in thought and opinion. Never is there a justification to treat human life with such disregard. When someone is determined to commit a crime, laws do not stop them. It is enforcement of laws, proper education, and the vigilance of citizens that stop and minimize these heinous acts of violence. Restricting the rights of law abiding citizens will not stop random acts of violence. My hat goes off to all public safety and law enforcement personnel present today that put themselves in harm's way in order to protect law abiding citizens."

- Sen. Mitch Seabaugh 


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