State Government Casework: STEP 2
You have decided that your problem – or the question that you need answered – deals with a state or local issue. As your U.S. Representative, I only have jurisdiction over federal issues. State government issues involving state agencies, the legislature, or the court system are not under the jurisdiction of the United States House of Representatives. However, I have provided the following state government links that will direct you to our state agencies or state elected officials who are responsible for state and local issues:
State Executive Branch
The Governor of Georgia is charged with executing the laws and is "the conservator of the peace throughout the state." The Governor makes many appointments to head state agencies, but the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and several commissioners are popularly elected in Georgia, and not appointed by the Governor.
State Legislative Branch
The General Assembly holds the power to make any law that is consistent with the Georgia Constitution, as well as the United States Constitution, including the participation of the state in federal programs, taxation, promoting tourism, and natural resources not governed by the Federal Government.
State Judicial Branch
Georgia's judicial branch consists of the following classes of courts: magistrate courts, probate courts, juvenile courts, state courts, superior courts, appeals courts, and Supreme Court. These courts are charged with interpreting the laws of Georgia, and upholding the principles of the Georgia Constitution and the United States Constitution.