Jay Powell, Georgia House Rules Committee Chairman, Dies – Jay Powell, the chairman of the powerful Georgia House Rules Committee, state Representative, has died Monday night during a retreat of legislative leaders at Brasstown Valley Resort. He was 67.
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The 67-year-old Representative Jay Powell died after collapsing at a Republican caucus leadership event Monday night at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris.
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Jay Powell, who had served in the state House since 2009, was a Republican attorney from Camilla, was a powerful advocate for rural Georgia and an authority on tax policy.
House Speaker David Ralston, a Republican from Blue Ridge said, “This loss touches us all and leaves a hole in our hearts and in the heart of our House family, Jay Powell served with integrity and his leadership truly moved Georgia forward.”
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Jay Powell, who represented House District 171 in Camilla, which includes portions of Colquitt, Decatur, and Mitchell counties, also served on the Governmental Affairs, Judiciary, Rules, and MARTOC committees.
Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement, “Chairman Powell was a trusted leader and compassionate public servant whose work positively impacted countless people’s lives over the years, His loss is devastating to Georgia.”
Georgia’s official GOP account tweeted, “We are truly saddened by the loss of Chairman Jay Powell. His years of leadership and service to Georgia will not be forgotten.”