Meagan Hanson named emerging leader by influential GOP group

One of Georgia's freshman lawmakers was just named as a rising Republican star by a prominent conservative organization. 

GOPAC, a group focused on grooming influential Republican legislators, announced last week that State Rep. Meagan Hanson (R- Brookhaven) has been selected as part of their 2017 "Emerging Leaders" class. 

Hanson, who defeated Democrat Taylor Bennett in November, currently serves on the House Judiciary, Special Rules, and Transportation Committees. 

“As we grow the roster of Republicans who are ready to lead in their state legislatures and run for higher office, our 2017 Class of Emerging Leaders exemplifies men and women focused on boosting their state’s efforts to create jobs and protect their communities,” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella.

The Emerging Leaders program requires select legislators from around the nation to engage in year-long training on how to be an effective leader. 27 will participate this year.