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Join the Georgia Young Republicans for our annual GYR Under the Gold Dome event. Our featured guest will be Rep. Allen Peake. Lunch will be provided to attendees, so please use the link to request your ticket.
About Rep. Peake:

Allen Peake was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Allen graduated from First Presbyterian Day School, attended Auburn University and graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. Allen also attended Dallas Theological Seminary.

Allen started his restaurant career as an accounting supervisor for RMS Family Restaurants (RMS) in 1985. In 1988, he was part of a management led leveraged buyout that took RMS private and resulted in his promotion to chief financial officer. Allen passed the CPA exam in 1989, therefore earning his status as a certified public accountant. In 1995, Allen was promoted to president and chief executive officer of RMS. He helped lead RMS to becoming the 10th largest restaurant franchise company in the U.S.A., operating over 130 restaurants in 3 different states, including Shoney’s, Popeye’s, Fazoli’s, Church’s, and Captain D ‘s.

He was named the Legislator of the Year by the Advocacy Resource Center, and was selected to represent Georgia in the Emerging Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. This program is sponsored by the State Legislative Leader’s Foundation. He also graduated from the Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute, a training program designed for rising leaders in the General Assembly.

Allen has helped author and push through legislation in many diverse areas, including bills aimed at providing tax credits to rehabilitate homes and buildings with historic designations, improving adoption laws, providing protections for Alzheimer’s patients, banning texting while driving for all drivers, and authored the creation of Georgia’s first tax court for easy access to dispute resolutions with the Department of Revenue.

His latest mission has become passing medical cannabis legislation in Georgia, to provide families options for treatment when their children have seizure disorders. This effort culminated in the passage of Haleigh’s Hope Act in April, 2015. To find out more, visit
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By: Georgia Young Republicans

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