Geisinger Sworn in From Home Due to Snow and Ice Storm
Roswell, Ga. -- Rep. Harry Geisinger, of the 48th House District (R-Roswell) was sworn into his seat for the 2011 session in a private ceremony at Fulton County Superior Court Judge Tom Campbell’s home, located in historic Roswell on January 11.
Lifelong Roswellian Jack Benson and Roswell Municipal Court Judge Maurice H. Hilliard braved the treacherous streets in a four-wheel drive truck to ferry Rep. Geisinger and his wife of 50 years, Pat, to the Campbell home.
Geisinger was sworn in using a 190-year-old family bible in Judge Campbell’s library.
January 11 was a red-letter as it was also the day that Judge Campbell was sworn into the Georgia bar 46 years ago. Judge Campbell held the 48th House District seat from 1989 to 2004, when then-governor Purdue tapped him to Fulton County’s Superior Court in May.
Geisinger ran for Georgia Governor in 1974. He is the major 2011 sponsor for the approval of a Constitutional Amendment to allow Georgians to vote on whether or not to allow pari-mutual horse racing in Georgia. Geisinger claims it would create up to 20,000 much needed private sector jobs in the state.