A former Republican state legislator is returning to the Georgia capitol to take on the role of House Speaker Jon Burns’ chief of staff.
On Monday, Burns, a Republican hailing from Newington, made the announcement of hiring Terry England to replace Spiro Amburn, who is departing for a private job.
With 18 years of experience in the House, including 12 years as the primary budget writer for the chamber, England, who comes from Auburn, brings valuable expertise.
Notably, chairing the Appropriations Committee is one of the most influential positions within the chamber, granting substantial control over the allocation of tens of billions in spending.
“We are fortunate to be welcoming Terry England back to the House as Chief of Staff,” Burns said in a statement. “Terry is a trusted leader who has earned the respect of both the members of the House and our staff, and I know he will continue to be an invaluable counselor in this new role.”
After serving in the position for 14 years, primarily under Ralston’s leadership, Amburn is stepping down from his post to pursue a yet-to-be-disclosed private job.
On the other hand, England will assume the role starting on August 1, while Amburn’s official retirement date is set for September 1.