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Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement on Passing of Rep. Tish Naghise
ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Savannah), chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, today issued the following statement regarding the passing of State Representative Tish Naghise (D-Fayetteville):
“We have lost a dear member of our Georgia Legislative Black Caucus family, and we are deeply saddened by the passing of Representative Tish Naghise. House District 68 and our entire state has lost a true people’s servant. During her time as a new state legislator, her light of leadership brought a sense of calm and warmth to the House floor each day, and we know that her memory will certainly remain throughout the Capitol. The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus offers our sincerest prayers and condolences to the Naghise family.”
The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is a group of elected officials dedicated to advocating for the needs and concerns of Black Georgians. The caucus is committed to working towards a brighter future for all citizens of Georgia.
Representative Carl Gilliard represents the citizens of District 162, which includes portions of Chatham County. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and currently serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development and the Creative Arts & Entertainment, Insurance, Interstate Cooperation, Natural Resources & Environment, Reapportionment and Redistricting, State Properties and Transportation committees.