As the speaker of the Georgia House, David Ralston is one of the most powerful men at the state capitol. Gov. Nathan Deal is the only person at the Gold Dome who has more political clout.
Ralston is in serious danger of losing that power, however, because of the events of the past week.
In addition to serving as speaker, Ralston is also an attorney in Blue Ridge. The conflicts between the two roles resulted in a complaint to the State Bar of Georgia that has been forwarded to the Georgia Supreme Court for review.