Monday, December 25, 2006

Tom Crawford to Speak in Macon This Friday

This Friday, December 29th, you are invited to hear journalist Tom Crawford apply his thirty years of experience covering Georgia politics to an analysis of the upcoming legislative session as he speaks to "Politics and Lunch" in Macon.

Tom is the editor for the online news service, Capitol Impact, political writer for Georgia Trend and frequent guest on GPTV's "The Lawmakers." The luncheon is open to the public, and people of various political persuasions are welcome. The luncheon seeks, through great speakers on a variety of topics, to connect the dots between politics, public policy and quality of life in our community.

All are welcome, but reservations for this special event are requested and can be made by contacting me at The luncheon is at noon at Nashville Station, 1015 Riverside Drive in Macon. The only cost, $10.00, is for your lunch and is paid to the restaurant at the time of the event.

We are very, very excited to have Tom with us on Friday. Here's a brief, but very impressive biography:

Tom Crawford has been involved in Georgia politics for more than 30 years, covering his first General Assembly session in 1974 when the governor, a fellow named Jimmy Carter, was squabbling with the lieutenant governor, a former restaurant owner named Lester Maddox.

Tom was a newspaper reporter and editor for 11 years with the Atlanta Journal, the Montgomery Advertiser and the Marietta Daily Journal. He wrote about government and politics at the state and local levels during that period, getting to know some of the colorful characters who have defined Southern politics.

He maintained his involvement in the political scene after leaving newspaper journalism, working as a speechwriter and public relations adviser in the late 1980s and 1990s. He returned to political reporting in 2000 as the editor of the online news service Capitol Impact, where he covers the General Assembly and all aspects of Georgia politics. He is a frequent guest analyst for "The Lawmakers" on Georgia Public Television and writes a monthly political column for Georgia Trend magazine.

1 comment:

Sid Cottingham said...

Please pass along my regards to Mr. Crawford. Were it not the end of the year and so much going on in the law business, I would be there tomorrow.

Without question, Tom Crawford is the next Bill Shipp in Georgia.