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Legislators from both sides gather to honor Ralston

Legislators from across Georgia and across party lines gathered underneath the Gold Dome Tuesday to pay tribute to former House Speaker David Ralston, who died last week.

Speaking at the capitol, Governor Brian Kemp listed some of Ralston’s key accomplishments including a mental health reform bill passed earlier this year, a 2020 hate crimes bill, and a 2015 transportation funding package.

After serving for more than a decade in the state Senate, Ralston was first elected to the House in 2002. In 2010, he assumed the position of speaker, which he held for more than a decade, becoming the longest serving state house leader in the nation.

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