ATLANTA — A Georgia state representative this week called for the proposed City of South Fulton to be named after Martin Luther King, Jr.
House Bill 704, currently pending before the legislature, would incorporate the City of South Fulton within Fulton County.
“Many local communities and the State of Georgia have rightly honored the late civil rights leader and native son with street names and statues. It is time to take it one step further and name a city after him,” state Rep.Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, said in a statement. “As a co-sponsor of the proposed new City of South Fulton, I believe a more proper name of the new city would be King, Georgia.”
Lindsey is a co-sponsor of HB 704. His proposal to name the city after King is supported by a number of other lawmakers who represent Fulton County, including House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, R-Milton; Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs; Joe Wilkinson, R-Atlanta; Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell; Tom Rice, R-Norcross; and Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven.
HB 704 has received bi-partisan support from legislators across Atlanta.