Public Policy

Public Policy News

Call Us: (404) 880-9000

January 27, 2016

Profile: Rep. Tom Taylor, MARTOC Chairman

Representative Tom Taylor (R-79), who represents the City of Dunwoody as well as parts of Chamblee and Doraville, is the newly appointed Chairman of the influential Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview Committee (MARTOC).

As the chairman of MARTOC, a joint House and the Senate Committee, he leads a group of legislators responsible for oversight of MARTA and its budget.  MARTOC will have an important role in any legislation to expand transit in Fulton and Dekalb counties.  Fellow House MARTOC members include Beth Beskin, Billy Mitchell, Jay Powell and Jimmy Pruett.  Senators John Albers, Brandon Beach, Gloria Butler, Vincent Fort, Steve Gooch and Butch Miller round out the MARTOC joint committee.

Rep. Taylor serves as a member on the Economic Development & Tourism, Governmental Affairs, and Regulated Industries committees.  He also sits on the Human Resources Appropriations subcommittee.

 

During his legislative career, Rep. Taylor has become increasing involved with Georgia's diplomatic corp and now serves as the General Assembly's liaison with the group.  In this capacity, he is building relationships with the 79 foreign consulates and missions in Atlanta for the purpose of promoting trade and cultural relations between Georgia and these countries. In addition, Rep. Taylor routinely hosts foreign delegations at the Georgia Capitol.

Representative Taylor was deeply involved in efforts to establish Dunwoody as a city and was elected to the inaugural city council.  He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010.