Sam Olens' national political profile has gotten a major boost.
The former Cobb Commission Chairman, serving his first term as Georgia's Attorney General, has been chosen for a speaking role at the Republican National Convention later this month.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that the day and time of Olens' speech has not been announced.
Olens was an early supporter of Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who will be formalized as the GOP presidential nominee at the convention in Tampa Aug. 27-30. In the summer of 2011, Olens and Romney on a campaign stop.
Jim Galloway of the AJC speculates that Olens may speak on health care, since he led Georgia's legal challenge against President Obama's Affordable Care Act that by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Said Olens in a statement about his RNC appearance:
“We can do better as a country. We must empower Americans to make their own choices across the board. The jobs-killing, unconstitutional policies coming out of Washington, D.C. must be undone. Elections do have consequences and we will start to put our country back on track at the Republican National Convention when we nominate Mitt Romney.”