State Rep. Randy Nix has announced he will seek re-election as the state representative for House District 69 in the Georgia General Assembly, a district he has represented for the past 6 years.
Nix, a Republican, will be entered in the Republican Primary on July 31.
“It has been my privilege to represent the citizens of Carroll, Heard and Troup counties during the last six years,” Nix said. “I will be honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve as their state representative. I look forward to working with the additional citizens I will be representing in Carroll and Heard County, as our district now encompasses more people in those areas.”
Nix said he has accomplished many goals during his time in the Georgia General Assembly and education has remained one of his top priorities. As a member of the House Education Committee, Nix said he championed significant changes in education policy in Georgia.
Nix helped to establish a program of career education study in grades K-12 to encourage students to explore various career opportunities throughout their educational experience. Nix sponsored House Bill 186 during the 2012 legislative session to provide and expand career pathway options for high school students to ensure their career and college readiness.
“I will continue to work to see that every student is equipped to be successful at the next level, whether that be a four year college, a technical college or beginning a career,” Nix said.
Nix was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for Higher Education this year, which he said recognizes his commitment to education.
As vice chairman of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee, Nix said he supports renewable energy, the environment and conservation. Nix played a key role and has been directly involved in getting the state Department of Transportation to use recycled rubber in the asphalt that they use to pave roads.
Nix currently serves on the following house committees: appropriations, economic development and tourism, education, judiciary, and as the secretary of banks and banking, and vice chairman of natural resources and environment.