Gov. Nathan Deal today announced Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) will join his House floor leader team. Peake will succeed Rep. Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville), who was recently named chairman of the Transportation Committee.
Peake is currently serving his fifth term in the Georgia House of Representatives representing House District 141, which includes Macon. He serves on the Appropriations, Ways and Means, Health and Human Services and Rules committees. Peake owns Cheddar’s Casual Café and Captain D’s restaurants across the state. He is involved in several First Presbyterian Day School committees and is a trustee of the Georgia State Golf Foundation. He supports numerous charities in the Middle Georgia area, including Sav-a-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center, Covenant Care Adoption Agency, Methodist Youth Home, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life. Peake attended Auburn University and earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University. He and his wife, Betsy, have three grown children and reside in Macon.