- — Gov. Nathan Deal today named state Rep. Chad Nimmer (R-Blackshear) to his House floor leader team, replacing Rep. Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) who will now serve as chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee
As floor leader, Nimmer joins Rep. Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin) and Rep. Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville), who will carry the governor’s legislation in the House and who serve as the governor’s office liaisons to their fellow members.
Nimmer was elected by special election in 2011 and represents Pierce and Brantley counties as well as parts of Wayne and Appling counties. He currently serves on the Natural Resources and Environment, Transportation, and the Information and Audits committees. He began his professional career in forestry with Georgia Pacific in 1998. In 2001, he joined the family-owned dealership of Pierce Timber Co. as a procurement forester. In 2005 , Nimmer started his own business, Suwannee Forest Products, and currently serves on the board of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. He is a member of the 2012 Class of Leadership Georgia, the Georgia Forestry Association, Southeast Woods Producers Association, the Georgia Agribusiness Council, and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. Nimmer and his wife, Amy, have three children and reside in Blackshear.