Georgia State Senate

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Georgia State Senate
Georgia General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 14, 2019
Leadership
President
Geoff Duncan ( R)
since January 14, 2019
Butch Miller ( R)
since December 14, 2017
Majority Leader
Mike Dugan ( R)
since November 13, 2018
Minority Leader
Steve Henson ( D)
since June 20, 2011
Structure
Seats56
Georgia State Senate 2019-2021.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (34)

Minority

Vacant

  •   Vacant (1)
Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Georgia Constitution
Salary$17,342/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(56 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(56 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
Senate Chamber, Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta 20160718 1.jpg
State Senate Chamber
Georgia Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia
Website
www.senate.ga.gov

The Georgia State Senate is the upper house of the Georgia General Assembly (the state legislature of Georgia, USA).

Composition

According to the state constitution of 1983, this body is to be composed of no more than 56 members elected for two-year terms. Current state law provides for 56 members. Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years.

Senators must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Georgia for two years and their senatorial district for one year (preceding the election). The highest position in the Senate is the President of the Senate, a position currently held by Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. The second highest position is that of President Pro Tempore, currently held by Senator Butch Miller.

34 21
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
Begin 155th Assembly (2019) 35 21 56 0
December 22, 2019 [1] 34 21 55 1
Latest voting share 61.8% 38.2%

Officers

The presiding officer of the Senate is the President of the Senate. A President pro tempore, usually a high-ranking member of the majority party, acts as President in case of the temporary disability of the President. In case of the death, resignation, or permanent disability of the President or in the event of the succession of the President to the executive power, the President pro tempore becomes President. The Senate also has as an officer the Secretary of the Senate.

Office Officeholder Party
Lt. Governor and Senate President Geoff Duncan Republican
President pro tempore Butch Miller Republican
Majority Leader Mike Dugan Republican
Majority Whip Steve Gooch Republican
Majority Caucus Chairman John Kennedy Republican
Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman Larry Walker Republican
Majority Caucus Secretary John Wilkinson Republican
Minority Leader Steve Henson Democratic
Minority Whip Harold Jones II Democratic
Minority Caucus Chairwoman Gloria Butler Democratic
Minority Caucus Vice-Chairman Emanuel Jones Democratic
Minority Caucus Secretary Nan Orrock Democratic


Past composition of the Senate

List of Committees

List of current senators

District Senator Party Since Residence Counties represented
1 Ben Watson Republican 2015 Savannah Bryan, Chatham, Liberty
2 Lester G. Jackson Democratic 2009 Savannah Chatham
3 William Ligon Republican 2011 Brunswick Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh
4 Billy Hickman Republican 2020 Statesboro Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Tattnall
5 Sheikh Rahman Democratic 2019 Lawrenceville Gwinnett
6 Jen Jordan Democratic 2017 Atlanta Cobb, Fulton
7 Tyler Harper Republican 2013 Ocilla Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Charlton, Coffee, Irwin, Pierce, Ware, Wilcox
8 C. Ellis Black Republican 2015 Valdosta Brooks, Clinch, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas
9 P. K. Martin IV Republican 2015 Lawrenceville Gwinnett
10 Emanuel Jones Democratic 2005 Decatur DeKalb, Henry
11 Dean Burke Republican 2013 Bainbridge Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas
12 Freddie Powell Sims Democratic 2009 Dawson Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Webster
13 Carden Summers Republican 2020 Cordele Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Lee, Sumter, Tift, Turner, Wilcox, Worth
14 Bruce Thompson Republican 2013 White Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb
15 Ed Harbison Democratic 1993 Columbus Chattahoochee, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Schley, Talbot, Taylor
16 Marty Harbin Republican 2015 Tyrone Fayette, Lamar, Pike, Spalding
17 Brian Strickland Republican 2018 McDonough Henry, Newton, Rockdale
18 John F. Kennedy Republican 2015 Macon Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Monroe, Peach, Upson
19 Blake Tillery Republican 2017 Vidalia Appling, Emanuel, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler
20 Larry Walker III Republican 2015 Perry Bleckley, Houston, Laurens, Peach, Pulaski
21 Brandon Beach Republican 2013 Alpharetta Cherokee, Fulton
22 Harold V. Jones II Democratic 2015 Augusta McDuffie, Richmond
23 Jesse Stone Republican 2011 Waynesboro Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren
24 Lee Anderson Republican 2017 Grovetown Columbia, Elbert, Hart, Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Richmond, Taliaferro, Wilkes
25 Burt Jones Republican 2013 Jackson Baldwin, Bibb, Butts, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, Walton
26 David Lucas Democratic 2013 Macon Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Twiggs, Washington, Wilkinson
27 Greg Dolezal Republican 2019 Cumming Forsyth
28 Matt Brass Republican 2017 Newnan Carroll, Coweta, Fulton, Heard, Troup
29 Randy Robertson Republican 2019 Cataula Harris, Meriwether, Muscogee, Troup
30 Mike Dugan Republican 2013 Carrollton Carroll, Douglas, Paulding
31 Bill Heath Republican 2005 Bremen Haralson, Paulding, Polk
32 Kay Kirkpatrick Republican 2017 Marietta Cobb, Fulton
33 Michael Rhett Democratic 2015 Marietta Cobb
34 Valencia Seay Democratic 2003 Riverdale Clayton, Fayette
35 Donzella James Democratic 2009 Atlanta Douglas, Fulton
36 Nan Orrock Democratic 2007 Atlanta Fulton
37 Lindsey Tippins Republican 2011 Marietta Cobb
38 Horacena Tate Democratic 1999 Atlanta Cobb, Fulton
39 Nikema Williams Democratic 2017 Atlanta Fulton
40 Sally Harrell Democratic 2019 Atlanta DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett
41 Steve Henson Democratic 2003 Stone Mountain DeKalb, Gwinnett
42 Elena Parent Democratic 2015 Atlanta DeKalb
43 Tonya Anderson Democratic 2017 Lithonia DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale
44 Gail Davenport Democratic 2011 Jonesboro Clayton, DeKalb
45 Renee Unterman Republican 2003 Buford Gwinnett
46 Bill Cowsert Republican 2007 Athens Clarke, Oconee, Walton
47 Frank Ginn Republican 2011 Danielsville Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison
48 Zahra Karinshak Democratic 2019 Duluth Fulton, Gwinnett
49 Butch Miller Republican 2010 Gainesville Hall
50 John Wilkinson Republican 2011 Toccoa Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Rabun, Stephens, Towns
51 Steve Gooch Republican 2011 Dahlonega Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens, Union, White
52 Chuck Hufstetler Republican 2013 Rome Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon
53 Jeff Mullis Republican 2001 Chickamauga Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Walker
54 Chuck Payne Republican 2017 Dalton Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Whitfield
55 Gloria S. Butler Democratic 1999 Stone Mountain DeKalb, Gwinnett
56 John Albers Republican 2011 Roswell Cherokee, Fulton


See also

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