Bert was first elected into the Georgia General Assembly in November of 2014 to represent House District 34, in Cobb County, which contains parts of Marietta and Kennesaw. Bert is a native of Cobb County and graduated from North Cobb High School in Kennesaw. Bert is an attorney and partner in the Marietta law firm Smith, Schnatmeier, Dettmering, Collins, Reeves, Hobson & Hobson, LLP. Bert began his legal career as a prosecutor,where he served for five years as an assistant district attorney in Cobb County. He earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bert is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Management with Dean’s List honors. While at Georgia Tech, Bert served as the school yellow jacket mascot, “Buzz,” from 1997 to 2000, where he was named an All-American Mascot in 1997.In the Georgia House of Representatives, Bert serves as thevice chairman of the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee and is the chairman of a subcommittee of Judiciary Non-Civil. He also serves as vice chairman of the Higher Education Committee, as well as a member on the Appropriations, Insurance, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, Science and Technology and Ways & Means committees.Bert is also a member of the House Republican Deputy Whip Team.An active member of his community, Bert is a member of the Marietta Rotary Club and the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Regional Board of Directors. He serves as a board member of the Davis Direction Foundation and the Kennesaw Business Association. He is also a graduate of Leadership Cobb. He has served on the board of directors for The Strand Theatre, the Marietta Visitors Bureau, the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association Executive Board, the Cobb County Bar Association Board of Trustees, the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta Community Advisory Board and as the chaplain for the Cobb Bar Association. Bert chaired the Cobb Youth Leadership program from 2012-2013. Bert was recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2015 and named as “40 Under 40” for the State of Georgia. In 2016,the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia and the Georgia Gang Investigators Association recognized him for his passage of anti-street gang legislation through the General Assembly. In 2015,he was also named “Legislator of the Year” by the Georgia Council of Probate Judges for his work in the legislature. He was named the “Ross Adams Cobb County Young Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 by the Cobb Bar Association and is an alumnus of the Georgia State Bar Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy.