Neal likely to take over

Rep. Rhonda Burnough (D-77, Riverdale) has resigned as head of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation.

Burnough told The Clayton Crescent, “It’s just time to allow somebody else the opportunity to be a leader….I took over from part of [Sen.] Valencia [Seay]’s term, and then I did two. And so, it’s time for somebody else. I have some other things I want to work on.”

In particular, Burnough said she wants to work on her African-American museum.

Center: Rep. Yasmin Neal. (Photo: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent)

The delegation will elect a new leader Wednesday, she said, adding that Rep. Yasmin Neal (D-79, Jonesboro) would like the leadership position.

Reps. Sandra Scott (D-76, Rex) and Kim Schofield (D-63, Atlanta) also told The Clayton Crescent that Neal would become the new delegation leader.

L-R: Rep. Sandra Scott and Rep. Kim Schofield. (Photo: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent)

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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