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Representative Jasperse to speak at October Squires & Stags

Georgia House District 11 Representative Rick Jasperse of Jasper will give a preview of the upcoming 2020 Georgia Legislative session at the October 4 Squires & Stags breakfast at the Big Canoe clubhouse. He will speak about important bills that will come up and other issues the legislature will be dealing with.

Jasperse grew up in Kingsport, Tenn. but found his way to the University of Georgia College of Agriculture where he graduated with a degree in food science. In his work career he served as assistant county agent in Bartow and Bleckley counties before coming to Pickens County some 27 years ago as county agent.

Over the years, Jasperse has been active in the Pickens County community serving on the Mountain Conservation Trust board, Chattahoochee Technical College, and the Appalachian Cattlemen's board.

Jasperse has been a long-time member of the Jasper Lion's Club and was recently president of the Pickens High School Tip-Off Club. He has great barbeque skills and has shared his cooking skills for fundraising of various organizations and events.

In 2009, he retired as a county agent and entered politics by running for District 11 of the Georgia House of Representatives. His district includes Pickens County, parts of Gordon and Bartow counties. He serves on various committees in the House that include:

  • Higher Education Committee where he serves as chair
  • Agriculture & Consumer Affairs
  • Appropriation
  • Health and Human Services
  • Human Relations & Aging
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security

Jasperse and his wife, Marcia, live on a farm where he puts into practice what he teaches, by farming the land.

Squires & Stags meets in the Mountains Grille at The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti the first Friday of the month. Coffee is ready at 7:45 a.m. followed by a buffet breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. Big Canoe residents and guests are invited to attend the meeting. The price of breakfast is $13 payable on your POA account or by cash at the door. Reservations are required and must be received by noon on Thursday before the Friday morning meeting. You may also call (706) 268-3346 to make reservations.

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