Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that state Rep. Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek) will succeed Doug MacGinnitie as Department of Revenue commissioner, effective Jan. 11. Riley today submitted her resignation from the House.
“Lynne brings three decades of accounting experience and expertise on tax policy from her time on the House Ways and Means Committee,” Deal said. “I’ve seen Lynne’s effectiveness and know-how up-close while she served as my floor leader in the House, and I know the department will continue to run smoothly and provide great customer service to the taxpayers of Georgia under her leadership. I appreciate her willingness to take on this new challenge, and I thank Commissioner MacGinnitie for the great job that he has done and wish him the best as he returns to his successful private-sector career.”
Riley served four terms representing District 50 in the state House of Representatives, where she served as one of Gov. Deal’s floor leaders and as a member of the Ways and Means, Natural Resources and Environment, Retirement and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Oversight committees. She also serves as the chair of the Fulton County delegation and is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force. Previously, Riley served six years on the Fulton County Commission. She has worked in accounting for more than three decades and is the principal of her own accounting firm. She and her husband, Mike, live in Johns Creek and have three adult children.