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Senators

Senator Hunter Hill Senator Bruce Thompson
Senator Judson Hill Senator Lindsey Tippins
Senator Michael Rhett Senator Horacena Tate


Representatives

Representative Roger Bruce Representative Don Parsons
Representative John Carson Representative Bert Reeves
Representative Sharon Cooper Representative Ed Setzler
Representative Matt Dollar Representative Michael Smith
Representative Earl Ehrhart Representative Sam Teasley
Representative Stacey Evans Representative Erica Thomas
Representative Rich Golick Representative David Wilkerson
Representative Sheila Jones

Senator Hunter Hill (District 6)

Senator Hunter Hill became a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, and he went on to graduate from Air Assault, Airborne, and the US Army Ranger Schools. In June, 2001, Hunter took command of a rifle platoon with the 101st Airborne Division. In January, 2002, he led his first platoon into battle in Afghanistan. During his time in the Army, Hunter served three separate tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, served as a General's aide in Iraq, achieved the rank of Captain, and earned two Army Commendation Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal and two Bronze Stars.

After his Army career, Hunter began his business career in real estate and is now the Director of New Business Development for SecurAmerica. Sen. Hill was elected to the State Senate in 2012, and was appointed by his colleagues to serve as deputy whip. He was chosen to serve as Vice Chairman of the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, and Secretary of the Senate Finance Committee and the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee. He is also a member of the Judiciary Non-Civil and Re-apportionment and Redistricting committees.

Hunter Hill

You can contact Senator Hill at:
6th Senate District
323-A Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 463-2518
Email: Hunter.Hill@senate.ga.gov

Senator Judson Hill (District 32)

Senator Judson Hill was first elected to the Georgia Senate in 2004 by almost 75 percent of the vote to represent East Cobb County and a portion of Sandy Springs in Fulton County.

Senator Hill currently serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Insurance and Labor, Rules, and Regulated Industries and Utilities Committees. In 2006, 2008 and 2012 Senator Hill was unanimously elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus. Previously, Senator Hill served as Chair of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting and Government Oversight committees, and also as Secretary of the Senate Judiciary committee. He is a past member of the Health and Human Services, Judiciary, Urban Affairs and Transportation Committees. Senator Hill has also served as Deputy Majority Whip for the Senate Republican Caucus.

Judson Hill

You can contact Senator Hill at:
32nd Senate District
421-D State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0150 Fax: (404) 651-6768
Email: Judson@judsonhill.com

Senator Michael Rhett (District 33)

Senator Michael Rhett was first elected to the state Senate in 2014 to represent a portion of Cobb County. He is the first African American to be elected to the state Senate from Cobb County. Senator Rhett is member of the Retirement, Banking and Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Tourism, and Veterans, Military and Homeland committees.

Senator Rhett currently serves as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves at Dobbins Air Force Reserve Base in Marietta, GA, where he manages personnel, prepares young people for leadership and works as a training instructor for the 700th Airlift Squadron. Senator Rhett is a Vocational, Educational and Instructional Coordinator at Jefferson Place and City of Refuge. Senator Rhett is the Jr. Vice Commander of American Legion Post 296. Among the various community committees he serves on, he is a member of the Cobb County NAACP, Cobb County SCLC, Austell Community Taskforce, Powder Springs Economic Development Committee, Six Flags Drive Stakeholder Economic Community Development Committee and the Cobb County Commission of the Children & Youth. Senator Rhett is a trustee for Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta.

Michael Rhett

You can contact Senator Rhett at:
321-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0054
Email: michael.rhett@senate.ga.gov

Senator Bruce Thompson (District 14)

Senator Bruce Thompson was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2013. He represents Senate District 14, which includes portions of Cherokee, Bartow and Cobb counties. Sen. Thompson serves as Vice Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee and Secretary of the State Institutions and Property Committee. He is also a member of Economic Development and Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committees.

Sen. Thompson served four years in the United States Military as a tank commander. Since his time serving in the military, Sen. Thompson has become a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He currently owns two software companies, Quoteburst and Lifecycle, as well as a company that manufactures automatic and manual pool covers, Coverstar Automatic Safety Covers. He also serves as a board of director or Northside Bank and as an insurance agent for Allstate.

Bruce Thompson
You can contact Senator Thompson at:
324-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0065

Senator Lindsey Tippins (District 37)

Senator Lindsey Tippins was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. He represents Senate District 37, located in Northwest Cobb County. He serves as Chairman of the Education and Youth Committee and sits on the Appropriations, Judiciary, and Transportation committees.

Sen. Tippins previously served for 12 years on the Cobb Board of Education during which he served as chairman for three years. He is the past president of the Georgia Utility Contractor Association and the North Georgia State Fair and has served as a long time board member of both organizations. Sen. Tippins is a board member of the Calvary Children's Home, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Atlanta Metro region), and was appointed by Governor Perdue to serve on the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

Lindsey Tippins

You can contact Senator Tippins at:
302-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 657-0406 Fax: (404) 657-0459
Email: lindsey.tippins@senate.ga.gov

Senator Horacena Tate (District 38)

Senator Horacena Tate was first elected to the Georgia Senate from the 38th District in 1999. Sen. Tate currently serves on the Appropriations, Education and Youth, Health and Human Services, Retirement, Rules and Urban Affairs committees.

Dr. Tate currently serves as president of Tate, Marsh and Associates, Inc., a software training, management training and technical writing firm. Sen. Tate is very active in community affairs. She has been the computer literacy advisor for the Butler Street YMCA, a volunteer software instructor for local churches, a delegate representing ClarkAtlanta University at the International Community Education Conference in Trinidad and a speaker for several Metro Atlanta public school functions. During 2001, she served as vice president of Rosalie Wright Community Council. Sen. Tate currently serves as chair of the Atlanta-Fulton County Senate Delegation.

Horacena Tate

You can contact Senator Tate at:
121-A State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 463-8053 Fax: (404) 463-7783
Email: horacena.tate@senate.ga.gov

Representative Roger Bruce (District 61)

Representative Roger Bruce was first elected in 2002 and serves the constituents of House District 64 including parts of Atlanta, as well as unincorporated parts of Douglas and Fulton counties. He currently serves as a member of the House Committees on Game, Fish & Parks, Judiciary, and Small Business Development and Job Creation. Bruce was one of five members of the General Assembly selected by the Center for Policy Alternatives to participate in a one year national leadership development program. Upon completion of the program he was honored to be recognized as a Flemming Fellow, a very select group of national policy makers. Bruce is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Atlanta Life Financial Group.

Roger Bruce

You can contact Representative Bruce at:
61st House District
611-B Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0314 Fax: (404) 344-8051
Email: rbruce5347@aol.com

Representative John Carson (District 46)

Representative John Carson was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in October 2011 Special Election run-off. He represents the 46th District, which includes northeast Cobb and southeast Cherokee Counties. He is a CPA and is employed with SunTrust Bank in the Commercial Real Estate group. John was previously employed with Home Depot (Atlanta), KPMG (Atlanta, London UK, and New York) and GE Capital (Connecticut).

John belongs to the following civic/professional organizations: Northeast Cobb Business Association, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Cobb County YoungLife (Committee member), Georgia Society of CPAs, and the Commercial Finance Association. In addition, he has also been associated with Rotary International, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), Cobb County Commission for Children & Youth (Treasurer, member of Executive Committee), Alpha Ministries, MUST Ministries and the KSU Graduate Student Association (past President).

John Carson

You can contact Representative Carson at:
46th House District
607-F Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0287
Email: john.carson@house.ga.gov

Representative Sharon Cooper (District 43)

Representative Sharon Cooper was first elected in 1996 and is currently serving her 7th term as the State Representative for the 41st District of Georgia. In 2000 Cooper was chosen as legislator of the year by the Georgia Republican Party and in 2002 she was elected Caucus Chairman by her Republican colleagues. In 2004 she was elected Majority Caucus Chairman making her the highest ranking woman in the Georgia House. In 2007, in response to her ever increasing committee responsibilities, Rep. Cooper assumed the role of Caucus Chair Emeritus.

Currently Rep. Cooper chairs the Health and Human Services committee, one of the busiest committees in the House. She was also appointed chairman of the Special Committee on Certificate of Need as well as chair of the Special Committee on Grady Hospital. Rep. Cooper is also a member of the Rules, Judiciary Non-Civil and Regulated Industries committees.

Sharon Cooper

You can contact Representative Cooper at:
43rd House District
436 Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5069 Fax: (404) 956-9693

Representative Matt Dollar (District 45)

Representative Matt Dollar was first elected as a member of the Georgia General Assembly in 2002. He represents House District 45, which includes parts of Cobb County. Dollar serves on the World Congress Building Authority. In the legislature, he serves as Chairman of the Interstate Cooperation Committee and is a member on the Appropriations, Insurance, Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment, and Transportation Committees. Outside of his legislative duties, Dollar works as a commercial real estate broker.

Matt Dollar

You can contact Representative Dollar at:
45th House District
401-K State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-7857
Email: matt.dollar@house.ga.gov

Representative Earl Ehrhart (District 36)

Representative Earl Ehrhart was first elected in 1988 and is the longest serving Republican in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 36, which includes portions of Northwest Cobb County. He is a member of the Appropriations Committee where he serves as Vice-Chairman of Higher Education, Banks and Banking, Higher Education, Rules, and State Institutions and Property Committees. Previously, Earl served as National Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a nationwide, bipartisan group of legislators.

The National Federation of Independent Business has named Earl a "Guardian of Small Business", due to his years of work for businesses in Georgia. Recently, Earl received the "Champion of the Free Enterprise System Award" from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia. He also received awards from the Medical Association of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, The Twenty Second Air Force Reserve, and the Georgia Federation of Young Republican.

Earl Ehrhart

You can contact Representative Ehrhart at:
36th House District
245 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 436-2247 Fax: (770) 437-2601
Email: earl.ehrhart@house-ga.gov

Representative Stacey Evans (District 42)

Representative Stacey Evans was elected to the State House in 2010 and represents parts of Smyrna, Marietta and Vinings. As a partner at Wood, Hernacki & Evans, LLC, Stacey is a small business founder and owner. She began her legal career at Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP, which later became Bryan Cave LLP.

Stacey is active in the community. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County and the Cobb Library Foundation. She is the immediate past chair of the Georgia High School Mock Trial program and remains an active volunteer with this organization, which she credits for leading her to law school.

Stacey Evans

You can contact Representative Evans at:
42nd House District
511-C Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-6372
Email: stacey@staceyevans.org

Representative Rich Golick (District 40)

Representative Rich Golick is serving his 7th term in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 34th State House District in Cobb County based in Smyrna. He serves as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee (Non-Civil), the Insurance Committee, the Retirement Committee, the Appropriations Committee, and Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee. Previous to assuming the Chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee this year, Rich served as Governor Sonny Perdue's Senior Administration Floor Leader in the State House for five years.

During his tenure in the State House Rich has been recognized by various groups for his legislative achievements, including the Georgia District Attorneys Association, the Georgia Association of Educators, the Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Conservation Voters, Cure Autism Now and Georgia Watch.

Rich Golick

You can contact Representative Golick at:
40th House District
218 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5943 Fax: (770) 319-0970
Email: rich.golick@house.ga.gov

Representative Sheila Jones (District 53)

Representative Sheila Jones was elected State Representative for District 44 in November 2004. As a Freshman Legislator, Representative Jones secured funding in the Budget for the Adult Day Care Program at the Harriett G. Darnell Multi-purpose Facility. This is a great accomplishment for a Freshmen Legislator. Improving the quality of life in all of our communities is at the forefront of Representative Jones' legislative agenda. She has a longstanding history of community leadership.

Sheila Jones

You can contact Representative Jones at:
53rd House District
411-D Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0126 Fax: (404) 656-8086
Email: sheila.jones@house.ga.gov

Representative Don Parsons (District 44)

Representative Don Parsons was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1994, after serving in the United States Army Reserves and the Army National Guard for a total of 16 years, then in the telecommunications industry for 35 years. He is the Chairman of the Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee. He also serves on the Health and Human Services Committee, the Appropriations Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee.

Don Parsons

You can contact Representative Parsons at:
44th House District
401 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-9198
Email: repdon@donparsons.org

Representative Albert Reeves (District 34)

Representative Albert Reeves was elected into the Georgia General Assembly in 2014 to represent House District 34, in Cobb County, which contains parts of Marietta and Kennesaw. Bert is an attorney, where he works as a partner in the Marietta law firm Garrett McNatt Hennessey & Carpenter 360, LLC. Before joining GMHC360, he spent five years as a prosecutor, serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Cobb County.

An active member of his community, Bert is a member of the Marietta Rotary Club, the Kennesaw Business Association (board member), and a graduate of Leadership Cobb. He has served on the board of directors for The Strand Theatre, Reconnecting Families, Marietta Visitors Bureau, Leadership Cobb Alumni Association Executive Board, Cobb County Bar Association Board of Trustees, Junior League of Cobb-Marietta Community Advisory Board, and served as Chaplain for the Cobb Bar Assocation. Bert chaired the leadership program, Cobb Youth Leadership, for 2012-2013. 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.

Bert Reeves

You can contact Representative Reeves at:
607-G Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg.
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0287
Email: albert.reeves@house.ga.gov

Representative Ed Setzler (District 35)

Representative Ed Setzler was first elected in 2004, serving as the Chairman of the General & Juvenile Law Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee (Non-civil) and on the Education, Appropriations, Transportation, and Rules committees.

As a citizen legislator, Rep. Setzler works as an Engineering Manager at MACTEC, a nationwide engineering and environmental firm based in metro-Atlanta. Since joining MACTEC in 2001, Ed has directed a nationwide environmental testing program impacting over 800 communities nationwide and served as a facilities engineering consultant to the US military.

Ed Setzler

You can contact Representative Setzler at:
35th House District
401 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-7857
Email: ed.setzler@house.ga.gov

Representative Michael Smith (District 41)

Representative Michael Smith represents the 41st House District of Georgia, which includes Marietta, Powder Springs, and Smyrna. Smith ran for office because he wanted to bring commonsense and leadership to the General Assembly. Since he has been elected, Smith has built a proven track record of fighting for policies that will reduce the amount of regulations and create an environment that will help to strengthen our nation's economy and create jobs, protect our seniors, and return fairness to our justice system.

Representative Smith serves on three committees that allow him to directly address and influence many issues important to the 41st district, as well as shape how the overall state government functions. He is an active member of the Science and Technology, Code Revision and Special Rules Committees.

Michael Smith

You can contact Representative Smith at:
41st House District
604-F Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0265
Email: michael.smith@house.ga.gov

Representative Sam Teasley (District 37)

Representative Sam Teasley represents a large portion of the city of Marietta and a part of unincorporated Cobb County in the Georgia House of Representatives. Professionally, Rep. Teasley is a Realtor and is affiliated with Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage.

Sam Teasley

You can contact Representative Teasley at:
37th House District
501-H Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0177
Email: sam.teasley@house.ga.gov

Representative Erica Thomas (District 39)

Representative Erica Thomas was first elected to the State House in 2014, serving parts of Austell, Mableton and Smyrna. Thomas is a member of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight, Juvenile Justice and Science and Technology Committees.

Rep. Thomas’ adamant support for young children urged her to develop Speak Out Loud, a non-profit with the vision of giving a voice to foster kids who have been silenced because of their circumstances. She instills knowledge, ambition and a sense of purpose into the lives of young people, so they will be able to take control of their lives and defeat the odds. Speak Out Loud has expanded across the country, and established chapters in Sapeles and Lagos, Nigeria. In her effort to create a better study environment for young children, Erica is working on building libraries across the continent of Africa. In 2013, she received the Ambassador for Peace Award from the Global Peace Foundation. In addition, Erica has served as Political Chair for the Young Democrats of Georgia.

Erica Thomas

You can contact Representative Thomas at:
512-C Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg.
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-7859
Email: erica.thomas@house.ga.gov

Representative David Wilkerson (District 38)

Representative David Wilkerson has been active in Georgia politics for nearly 20 years. He has volunteered on numerous campaigns and served in various leadership positions with the Democratic Party, where he recently served as Cobb County Democratic Party Chairman. David was the first African American to serve in this position in Cobb County. Currently, David is a Project Consultant at Deloitte & Touche of Resources Global Professionals.

His volunteer activities have included Junior Achievement, Osborne Community Coalition, Russell Elementary PTA and Dad's Club, Cobb County Schools Facility and Technology Committee, the Cobb Schools Foundation, serving on local non profit boards, and serving as an Elder at his church.

David Wilkerson

You can contact Representative Wilkerson at:
38th House District
409-F Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0116
Email: david.wilkerson@house.ga.gov