About

Personal- “ Solid Citizen Representative, not a Politician”

Conservative. Married to Aymar Manning. Two children: Hank and Elizabeth. Four Grandchildren. Long-time resident of Marietta and Cobb. Member of First Presbyterian Church. Graduate of University of Georgia, with a degree in Education. Owns Real Estate and Property Management Company with husband. Licensed real estate agent, Broker and Appraiser.

Community Involvement- “A Lifetime Devoted to Community Service”

State Representative since 1997. State GOP Delegate. Tri-Chair of Women’s Legislative Caucus. Delegate for 6th, 7th District Republican Convention, 4 years. Women’s Leadership Conference. Chair of Cobb County Delegation. Vice Chairman of Issue Task Force. Past President of leadership Cobb Alumni sponsored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Selected for Leadership Georgia. Regional Leadership Conference. Chair & Honorary Chair of Pink Ribbon Tournament 1997-2010 to benefit Breast Cancer Research.

Awards- “Recognized for Leadership”
Sustainer of the Year 2010 from Cobb-Marietta Junior League
Champion Award 2008 from Georgia County Welfare Assn
Outstanding Legislative Service Award from EnAble
Barrier Breaker Award for Innovation Nominee 2007
Proficio Award for Advocacy 2006 for March of Dimes Georgia Chapter
Legislator of the Year 2006 for Georgia Assn of Training, Employment & Supports (GATES)
Legislator of the Year 2005 for Service to People with Developmental Disabilities (SPADD)
Legislator of the Year Award 2004 (Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children)
Legislator of the Year Award 2002 (Council of Developmental Disabilities)
Session Award for Leadership & Service 2001-2002 as Tri-Chair of Women’s Legislative Caucus
Legislator of the Year 2000 from GHA
Appreciation Award from GA ARC Network and CDAG 2000 for improving the quality & dignity of life for Georgians with Developmental Disabilities
Appreciation Award from Presbytery of Greater Atlanta 1999
Legislator of the Year 1999 from Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
Tommy Novis Galaxy of the Stars Award
Leadership Award from National Association of Community Leadership
W.W. Pilcher, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Phoenix Award from Cobb Board of Realtors
Pacesetter Award from Southern Women in Public Service

Organizations (Current and Former affiliation) – “Involved and Committed”
Junior League of Cobb-Marietta Advisory Board. Member National Pro-Life Alliance. Member of the Board of Directors: Cobb Symposium. Jubilee Fine Arts Festival. Open Gate. Partners Fund. Volunteer Atlanta. YMCA. Department of Family and Children Services Officerships: American Red Cross (Past President) Girls Inc. (Past Chairman). Leadership Cobb Alumni Association (Past President). Volunteer Cobb. Marietta (Past President). Friends of the Kennestone Mountain National Park (Vice Chairman). Association of Metro Atlanta DFCS (Vice Chairman). Memberships: Atlanta Regional Commission. Cobb Emergency Aid. Cobb-Marietta Junior League. Cobb Youth Leadership. First Presbyterian Church. Honorary Commanders Association. Kennestone Hospital Volunteers-National Association of Realtors. Leadership Cobb. The Walker School Parents Association. United Way. Wellstar Advisory Board. Member of Safety Village Foundation.

Legislative Committees and Assignments- “Serving You in the House of Representatives”

Appropriations; HighestRanking Republican on Natural Resources and Environment; Economic Development and Tourism. Republican Representative on subcommittees for Health and Human Services and Community health. Republican Caucus Team leader and Policy Member.

Authored and Supported Legislation- “Working Hard for Cobb County and Georgia”

In all, Rep. Manning sponsored 31 pieces of legislation and co-sponsored many more as well as 37 House resolutions in her last term. Among them are: Increased Homestead exemption to ‘freeze’ taxes for Cobb County, Marietta, and Kennesaw. Called for rehiring of teachers from retirement to fill vacancies. Prevented child molesters from entering your homes via telephone or the Internet. Released funds to pay for the waiting lists for the mentally retarded and disabled. Required notification to cities and counties before railroad crossing can be closed. Provided insurance coverage for breast and colon/rectal screening for cancer. Provided supplies and training for diabetics. Reformed education to keep paraprofessionals for K through 3rd grade.

Various Current Bills: (Passed or Pending) Supported, Sponsored or Co-Sponsored 2009-2010

HB 948 – Fiscal Year 2011 Balance Budget

HB 1405 -Establishes Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians

HB 277 – Georgia 2020 Transportation Act

SB 291 – Revises law in Georgia regarding carrying concealed weapons

HB 1023 – JOBS Act

HB 1055 – Georgia Taxpayer Relief Act of 2010

HR 1767 – Establishes House Study Committee on Renewable Energy

HR 824 – Establishes House Study Committee on Autism regarding Health Care

HR 259 – Requests the President of the United States and his administration to continue uninterrupted production of the F-22 Raptor

HB 1412 – Requires school systems to establish specific procedures and safety precautions regarding unloading children under eight years of age from a school bus