Contact Representative Amos Amerson
The Dahlonega City Council is the group responsible for persuading Representative Amerson to run for his first political office. In the Spring of 2000, a group of concerned citizens urged him to represent Lumpkin County’s needs in the General Assembly, which they felt were not being met. He ran against the incumbent and won in a runoff that November. For the 2005-2006 Session, Representative Amerson has served as the Chairman for the Science and Technology Committee, which his background certainly seems to support. Speaker of the House, Glenn Richardson, recently appointed him to the Georgia Technology Oversight Committee. Amerson is also a member of the following committees: Appropriations, Higher Education, and Public Utilities and Telecommunications.
Chairman Amerson married his college sweetheart Anne in 1956; the couple met at North Georgia College. Their 3 children later attended the same school. Sadly, the couple’s middle child died in 1988 from a mountain climbing accident. They now have 2 grandsons who were Pages on the opening day of the new session. His wife Anne is a writer who has kept a record of the oral history of Dahlonega through 4 volumes of "I Remember Dahlonega." She also writes for several magazines. Chairman Amerson is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, The Sunrise Rotary Club, and the Board of Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition. When he isn’t busy representing the needs of his constituents, he enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.