State Rep. Deborah Silcox (R-Sandy Springs) took office for the first time on Jan. 9 and recently received her first committee assignments.

State Rep. Deborah Silcox.

Silcox, whose House District 52 includes large portions of Buckhead and Sandy Springs, was named to the Health & Human Services; Judiciary Non-Civil; and State Planning & Community Affairs committees, according to a press release.

Silcox won a special election last year to replace Joe Wilkinson, who retired after 16 years in the district seat.

Silcox can be reached at her state Capitol office at 404-656-0109.

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