Sen. Colton Moore and Rep. Mitchell Horner of Northwest Georgia joined their colleagues in the Georgia General Assembly as its 2023 legislative session convened this past week.
As they took their respective places in the legislature, Moore and Horner officially replaced two veteran elected officials from the area.
In interviews with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Moore and Horner detailed their legislative priorities and first few days of serving in the General Assembly. As members of the seven-person conservative Georgia Freedom Caucus, both men said they are committed to defending fiscal responsibility and their districts' conservative values under the Gold Dome.
"I think our values have always been the same here in Northwest Georgia," Moore said at a recent event to raise money for staff and supplies for his Senate office. "The problem is our politics in other places -- Atlanta, Washington, D.C. -- their encroachment of policy has started to come in and effect us a bit more."