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Jesup rep will head DNR

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Supporters of the Governor's choice for the new Department of Natural Resources Commissioner say he'll be good for south Georgia's natural resources.

Governor Sonny Perdue, in consultation with Governor-Elect Nathan Deal, picked State Representative Mark Williams of Jesup to succeed Chris Clark as the DNR's top man.

State Representative Ed Rynders says that position is significant to water discussions that will be held over the next year. He believes Williams will help protect south Georgia's resources... water specifically.

"There's no doubt in my mind that Rep. Mark Williams understands the needs and challenges facing the water issue not only in southwest Georgia, but all across the state. I think it's an excellent choice,"  said Rynders.

Under state law, the DNR Board must appoint the Commissioner with the approval of the Governor.

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