Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council will hear from local legislators on Wednesday, April 3, at Chesnut Elementary School.
Brookhaven state lawmakers will give a legislative update to members of the Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council on Wednesday, April 3, at 9:15 at Chesnut Charter Elementary School in Dunwoody. State reps. Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) and Scott Holcomb (D-DeKalb) will be present at the event. Also attending are two Republican legislators from Dunwoody: state Rep. Tom Taylor and state Sen. Fran Millar. Follow Patch's Extensive Coverage of the DeKalb School Board: Five Brookhaven, Chamblee Residents Volunteer for DeKalb School Board DeKalb Schools: 'There Is No Plan' New Schools Could Form Their Own Local School Systems Under Proposed Law Gov. Deal Suspends Six DeKalb School Board Members Replay Patch's Live Coverage of the State Board of …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
State Rep. Scott Holcomb weighs in on the recent controversies surrounding the DeKalb County school board.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The District 81 state representative held a town hall meeting Monday night in Brookhaven.
State Rep. Scott Holcomb said he is optimistic a federal judge will validate the Georgia law allowing Gov. Nathan Deal to suspend members of the DeKalb County school board. "But we're still looking at a process that, best case, will take at least two months to sort out," Holcomb said during a Monday night town hall at Clairmont Baptist Church in Brookhaven. Earlier in the day, Deal announced that he is signing an executive order that accepts the State Board of Education's recommendation that six DeKalb school board members be removed. However, in a legal move late Friday afternoon, the school board filed an emergency motion in federal court, hoping to stop the governor from taking any action. Over the weekend, a federal judge issued a …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
State Rep. Scott Holcomb will hold a town hall meeting on Monday night at Clairmont Baptist Church in Brookhaven.
State Rep. Scott Holcomb will be holding a town hall meeting in Brookhaven on Monday, Feb. 25, from 7-8:15 pm at Clairmont Baptist Church. Holcomb will answer questions concerning the current legislative session, the latest developments with the DeKalb school system, and other community issues. Questions may also be sent in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Holcomb was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012. He is the Chief Deputy Whip for the House Democratic Caucus, and he serves on the Higher Education, Defense and Veterans Affairs, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Juvenile Justice Committees. Holcomb and former state Rep. Elena Parent's districts were combined during the …
Monday, January 21, 2013
State rep. Scott Holcomb wants to start a local dialogue on green initiatives.
State Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, is hoping to start a discussion on 'green' initiatives and projects in his House District 81. Entitled Green 81, Holcomb said, "I believe in sustainable practices and I want to promote them. I’d like us to have an ongoing discussion about how we can make our community more sustainable." Holcomb is calling for tips and suggestions to be sent to Green81@repscottholcomb.com, "There are many little things that we can do that will make a big difference," he said.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Brookhaven's District 81 lawmaker is part of the House Democratic leadership team.
State Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, has been named Minority Caucus Chief Deputy Whip, becoming part of the Democratic Party leadership team in the Georgia General Assembly. The elections were held at the state capitol on Monday morning. The Georgia House Democratic Caucus also elected a Minority Caucus Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Chief Deputy Whip. Holcomb recently won re-election to the state House, defeating Republican challenger Chris Boedeker on Nov. 6.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Boedeker conceded defeat Tuesday, complimenting his opponent on a well-run campaign.
Chris Boedeker conceded defeat in an unorthodox race for House District 81, which covers Brookhaven, Tucker and North Druid Hills. Rep. Scott Holcomb seemed to prevail with 8,700 votes and 56 percent of the vote; Boedeker received 6,824 votes and 44 percent of the votes, according to an unofficial tally by DeKalb County elections. The vote total doesn’t include mailed-in absentee votes. The race included mudslinging, including House Democrats accusing Boedeker of suggesting Holcomb used illegal drugs. Incumbent Holcomb didn’t return phone calls election night. Boedeker conceded “mistakes” he made in his time running for any office. “I don’t want to get into specifics,” he said. “Yeah, we wanted a focused message.” Holcomb wasn't as vague …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Scott Holcomb had a prominent Democrat step down so he could run for the seat. Meanwhile, Chris Boedecker flashed a few bare-knuckled tactics to win.
Update: 10:32; Race could be out for Boedecker. Boedecker 45 percent vs. 55 percent for Holcomb with 55 percent. Update: 9:35 p.m;Race tightens a bit. Boedecker 43.5 perecent vs. 56.4 for Holcomb. 9,695 votes counted. Still a wide margin. 60 percent is a whooping Update: 9:00 p.m.; In the state House 81 race, Holcomb leads Boedeker 57% to 43% with 5 of 16 precincts in that race reporting.Holcomb looking good. Our reporter at DeKalb election central reporting that in-person absentee votes for House District 81: 6,020 votes total; Boedeker, 2,626 votes and 43.6 percent; Holcomb, 3,389 votes and 56.30 percent. Tucker, North Druid Hills and Brookhaven’s hotly contested legislative election started in a unorthodox manner. Georgia's …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Local state representative Scott Holcomb stands with Georgia House Speaker David Ralston's promise to stop lobbyist gifts to legislators.
State Rep. Scott Holcomb (District 81) has shown his support for ending all lobbyist gifts to state legislators, not just limiting them to a certain dollar amount, and supports Speaker David Ralston's efforts to make this happen. Ralston has said he will begin a study group that looks at how other states ban lobbyists gifts and compare their practices. Holcomb wants this group to start meeting as soon as possible so that the legislators can work on gift bans as soon as the next legislative session begins. "Legislation should be drafted soon so the General Assembly can pass and the Governor can sign the new law quickly. The solution is really quite simple so it should not take long to study, draft, and implement the changes. To that end, …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Boedecker will go on to face Democratic incumbent Scott Holcomb in November.
Chris Boedecker defeated Carla Roberts in the GOP primary for state House District 81. With 13 of 14 precincts counted, Boedecker defeated Roberts by a margin of 71 percent to 29 percent. Boedecker will face Democratic incumbent Scott Holcomb on Nov. 6 in the general election. Early in the campaign, Boedecker charged that Roberts was not a legal resident of the district, and therefore should not be allowed to seek the office. However, the Georgia Office of Administrative Standards rejected the challenge.