James Beverly
Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 11, 2021
Preceded byBob Trammell
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 139th district
Assumed office
2011
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 143rd district
Assumed office
January 2013
Preceded byMatt Hatchett
Personal details
Born
James Theodore Beverly

(1968-09-28) September 28, 1968 (age 52)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceMacon, Georgia, U.S.
Alma materGuilford College
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Wesleyan College
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
OccupationPolitician

James Theodore Beverly (born September 28, 1968) is an American politician from the state of Georgia. A member of the Democratic Party, Beverly has represented the 143rd district in the Georgia House of Representatives since January 2013. He has served as Minority Leader since January 2021.

Education

Beverly earned a B.S. in Biology from Guilford College in 1990 and a doctorate in optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1994. He later earned an MBA from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia in 2006 and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010.[1]

Political career

Beverly won a House seat in a 2011 special election.[2] Beverly serves on the Health and Human Services, Retirement, Small Business Development, and Special Rules committees.[3]

The first bill Beverly proposed would expand the tax credit for companies that create jobs in poor neighborhoods.[4]

Beverly was chosen as the House Minority Leader in November 2020, after former leader Bob Trammell lost re-election to the House.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Representative James Beverly". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. ^ Lee, Maggie (19 July 2011). "Beverly defeats Jones in state House District 139 race". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Representative James Beverly". Georgia House of Representatives. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  4. ^ Lee, Maggie (19 January 2012). "Rep. James Beverly seeks job tax credits in poorest neighborhoods". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 10 April 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Democrats choose Beverly as Georgia House minority leader". AP News. Retrieved January 20, 2021.