Karla Drenner wants your feedback–really

Add this share

imageWhen lawmakers at the Gold Dome aren’t fully occupied with instituting a poll tax on strippers or criticizing research on oral sex and male prostitutes, a few of the more responsible ones actually do something worthwhile — they step out from the legislative bubble and meet with constituents.

That’s exactly what state Rep. Karla Drenner, the Gold Dome’s only openly gay lawmaker, is doing on Tuesday.

Drenner is scheduled to join other members of the DeKalb County legislative delegation Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a town hall with residents. The session takes place at the DeKalb Tech Conference Center in Clarkston.

Drenner, in her fourth term, now sits on several influential committees in the Georgia House. To start the legislative session last month, she was named to Rules; Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications; Health & Human Services; Natural Resources & Environment and the Jekyll Island Oversight Committee.

“I believe that all of us here should keep the interests of all Georgians in mind,” Drenner said in a prepared statement. “My seat on the Rules Committee will let me do that. All of these committees will offer me a great challenge over the next two years. I believe I am up to what’s required and hope that my colleagues and I can work for a better Georgia.”

Subscribe to our weekly e-blast, tweet with us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and view our videos on YouTube. If you just want to vent, send your comments to Shut Up Already.

THE LATEST

Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...
17,446FansLike
7,001FollowersFollow
7,682FollowersFollow

PHOTO GALLERIES