BA, Political Science, University of Georgia, 1988
Candidate, Georgia State House of Representatives, District 121, 2018
Majority Whip, Georgia State House of Representatives, 2006-2008
Representative, Georgia State House of Representatives, District 121, 2002-2008
Current Legislative Committees
Governmental Affairs, Vice Chair
Industry and Labor, Member
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Subcommittee on Higher Education, Member
Member, Transportation Committee, 2003-2009
Member, Appropriations Committee, 2005-2008
Member, Ethics Committee, 2005-2008
Assistant Deputy Whip, Republican Caucus, Georgia State House of Representatives, 2006-2008
Chariman, Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform, 2005
Member, State Planning and Community Affairs, 2003-2004
Chair, Board of Commissioners, Columbia County, 1999-2002
Owner, Fleming & Nelson, Evans, Georgia, present
Former Intern, Governor Joe Frank, Harris, Georgia
Former Partner, Law Firm of Fulcher Hagler
Former Legislative Aide, United States Congressman Richard Ray
Former Intern, United States Senator Sam Nunn
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, present
Member, Augusta Metro Convention
Chair, Board of Deacons, Harlem Baptist Church
Member, Board of Directors, Visitors Bureau
Member, Coordinating Council, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia
Member, Development Authority, Harlem, Georgia
Member, Georgia State Bar Association
Lifetime Member, National Rifle Association
Member, South Carolina State Bar Association
Campaign Coordinator, United States Congressman Doug Barnard, Jr
Member, Young Lawyer Alumni Committee, University of Georgia School of Law
*Lifetime member of the NRA *Received Service Award from Georgia Family Council for pro-life, pro-family leadership *Led statewide effort to pass voter ID laws requiring legal identification to vote *Recognized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce with a Lifetime Achievement award for strong support of business and job creation *"Legislator of the Year" Award by Georgia Prosecutors for support of tough on crime legislation Former Georgia State Representative Fleming Recognized byGeorgia Gang Investigators Association
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
Now more than ever, Georgians deserve tax relief. As our Representative, I'll support eliminating the income tax and replace it with a Georgia Fair Tax Plan similar to "Fair Tax" proposals made by Congressman John Linder and Herman Cain. The current income tax hurts production and job creation.
This will mean major tax relief for millions of Georgians, a common sense tax system, and be a significant incentive to employers to relocate to Georgia -- creating thousands of new jobs.
Furthermore, people who currently pay nothing to support state services will finally help shoulder the tax burden for the first time--including tourists and conventioneers, as well as those in the "underground economy' such as illegal immigrants. Currently, law-abiding Georgians pay 100% of all income taxes.
I will also support exempting senior citizens from the consumption tax.
I am running for Representative to continue making a real difference for Georgians and our community. And with your vote and support, I'll keep doing exactly that.
Barry Fleming is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 121. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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