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Governor Perdue Announces Director of Federal Affairs

Tuesday, February 1, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


ATLANTA, GA – Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that Padgett “Pat” Wilson will serve as Georgia’s Federal Affairs Director in Washington, D.C. Wilson will be charged with responsibility of promoting the state’s agenda with Congress and federal agencies, securing additional federal monies for the State of Georgia, monitoring and reporting on key federal legislation, and conveying gubernatorial positions to the National Governors Association and other national organizations.

“This position will form better lines of communication with the executive branch and Congress, which will mean better opportunities for Georgia,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “Pat Wilson brings a unique knowledge of Georgia with an insider’s view of Washington, he will have Georgia’s best interests represented on a day-to-day basis.”

Wilson, 31, was most recently the director of governmental affairs for Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Washington, DC. Wilson also worked under the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell and U.S. Representative Nathan Deal. He is a member of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association board of directors, president-elect of the Georgia State Society, member of the SEC Capital Kickoff Planning Committee and recipient of the Eagle Scout Award. Wilson received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Georgia and attended Friederick-Alexander Universitat in Erlangen, Germany on a political and cultural exchange program.