Sen. Fort Elected Democratic Whip

ATLANTA (June 20, 2011) – Today, Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) was elected whip of the Democratic Party for the Georgia State Senate.  With this election, Sen. Fort will hold the number two leadership position behind Minority Leader Sen. Steven Henson (D-Tucker).

 “It is an honor to serve as the next Democratic whip for the State Senate,” said Sen. Fort.  “I will use my new leadership role to continue to fight for my constituents in the 39th district and those Georgians who would otherwise not be heard.  As we move forward, I will advocate for the issues that matter most including education, jobs, and affordable housing solutions for all.”

 Sen. Fort ran unopposed and received unanimous support from his Democratic colleagues.  First elected in 1996, Sen. Fort has been a champion of various civil and social issues including the passage of legislation dealing with hate crimes and predatory lending.  Sen. Fort currently serves on the Appropriations, Judiciary, Education and Youth, Reapportionment and Redistricting, State Institutions and Property and Urban Affairs committees. He previously chaired the Retirement Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee and the Fulton County Senate Delegation.

For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2011
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Adam Sweat, Communications Associate