Johnson: Statement Regarding DOT Leadership

Sen. Eric Johnson
Sen. Eric Johnson

SAVANNAH (June 18, 2009) – Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) made the following statement regarding Rep. Vance Smith (R-Pine Mountain) being unanimously elected as Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Commissioner and Todd Long being appointed the Director of Planning for the GDOT. The planning director position was created by the General Assembly this spring with the passage of Senate Bill 200.

“I am pleased with the two professionals named today to lead Georgia’s transportation planning and construction. Now we can proceed with the creation of a plan before the legislature meets again and finalizes a funding solution. This is one of our state’s highest priorities.”

Sen. Eric Johnson of the 1st Senate district serves as the chairman of the Ethics Committee. He represents Bryan County and portions of Chatham and Liberty counties. He may be reached at 404.656.5109 or via e-mail at

For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2009
For Information Contact:
Raegan Weber, Director
Kallarin Richards, Senior Communications Specialist