Redistricting Shuffles Seats on State Board of Regents

Dave Williams

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

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The new congressional map the General Assembly drew during last fall’s special redistricting session is forcing Gov. Brian Kemp to shuffle several members of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to other seats.

Regent Tom Bradbury of Vinings is being shifted from representing Georgia’s 11th Congressional District to the 6th District, the governor’s office announced Friday. Kemp appointed David Dove of Cobb County, a former executive counsel to the governor, to the 11th District seat.

Regent Richard “Tim” Evans of Alpharetta, who has been representing the 6th Congressional District, will move over to the 7th District seat, succeeding Jose Perez of Peachtree Corners, who is rotating off the board.

Regent T. Dallas Smith of Atlanta was named to represent the 5th Congressional District, moving over from an at-large seat. Smith succeeds Sarah-Elizabeth Langford of Atlanta, whose term expired in January.

Besides Dove, Kemp appointed two other new members to the Board of Regents: Dan Murphy of Newton County and Dr. Deep J. Shah of Fulton County.

Murphy will represent Georgia’s 13th Congressional District, succeeding Ray Aldridge of Fulton County. Shah will serve as an at-large regent, succeeding Smith.