Georgia State Senate

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Georgia State Senate
Georgia General Assembly
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Term limits
New session started
January 11, 2021
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
Gloria Butler (D)
since January 11, 2021
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Political groups
  •   Republican (34)


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Georgia Constitution
Salary$17,342/year + per diem
Last election
November 3, 2020
(56 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(56 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Georgia Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia

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



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.

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
Begin 155th Assembly (2019)3521560
December 22, 2019 [1] 3421551
Latest voting share


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.

Lt. Governor and Senate PresidentGeoff Duncan Republican
President pro temporeButch Miller Republican
Majority LeaderMike Dugan Republican
Majority WhipSteve Gooch Republican
Majority Caucus ChairmanJohn Kennedy Republican
Majority Caucus Vice-ChairmanLarry Walker Republican
Majority Caucus SecretaryDean Burke Republican
Minority LeaderGloria Butler Democratic
Minority WhipHarold Jones II Democratic
Minority Caucus ChairwomanElena Parent Democratic
Minority Caucus Vice-ChairmanLester Jackson Democratic
Minority Caucus SecretaryNan Orrock Democratic

Past composition of the Senate

List of Committees

List of current senators

DistrictSenatorPartySinceResidenceCounties represented
1 Ben Watson Republican2015 Savannah Bryan, Chatham, Liberty
2 Lester G. Jackson Democratic2009 Savannah Chatham
3 William Ligon Republican2011 Brunswick Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh
4 Billy Hickman Republican2020 Statesboro Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Tattnall
5 Sheikh Rahman Democratic2019 Lawrenceville Gwinnett
6 Jen Jordan Democratic2017 Atlanta Cobb, Fulton
7 Tyler Harper Republican2013 Ocilla Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Charlton, Coffee, Irwin, Pierce, Ware, Wilcox
8 C. Ellis Black Republican2015 Valdosta Brooks, Clinch, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas
9 P. K. Martin IV Republican2015 Lawrenceville Gwinnett
10 Emanuel Jones Democratic2005 Decatur DeKalb, Henry
11 Dean Burke Republican2013 Bainbridge Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas
12 Freddie Powell Sims Democratic2009 Dawson Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Webster
13 Carden Summers Republican2020 Cordele Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Lee, Sumter, Tift, Turner, Wilcox, Worth
14 Bruce Thompson Republican2013 White Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb
15 Ed Harbison Democratic1993 Columbus Chattahoochee, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Schley, Talbot, Taylor
16 Marty Harbin Republican2015 Tyrone Fayette, Lamar, Pike, Spalding
17 Brian Strickland Republican2018 McDonough Henry, Newton, Rockdale
18 John F. Kennedy Republican2015 Macon Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Monroe, Peach, Upson
19 Blake Tillery Republican2017 Vidalia Appling, Emanuel, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler
20 Larry Walker III Republican2015 Perry Bleckley, Houston, Laurens, Peach, Pulaski
21 Brandon Beach Republican2013 Alpharetta Cherokee, Fulton
22 Harold V. Jones II Democratic2015 Augusta McDuffie, Richmond
23 Jesse Stone Republican2011 Waynesboro Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren
24 Lee Anderson Republican2017 Grovetown Columbia, Elbert, Hart, Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Richmond, Taliaferro, Wilkes
25 Burt Jones Republican2013 Jackson Baldwin, Bibb, Butts, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, Walton
26 David Lucas Democratic2013 Macon Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Twiggs, Washington, Wilkinson
27 Greg Dolezal Republican2019 Cumming Forsyth
28 Matt Brass Republican2017 Newnan Carroll, Coweta, Fulton, Heard, Troup
29 Randy Robertson Republican2019 Cataula Harris, Meriwether, Muscogee, Troup
30 Mike Dugan Republican2013 Carrollton Carroll, Douglas, Paulding
31 Bill Heath Republican2005 Bremen Haralson, Paulding, Polk
32 Kay Kirkpatrick Republican2017 Marietta Cobb, Fulton
33 Michael Rhett Democratic2015 Marietta Cobb
34 Valencia Seay Democratic2003 Riverdale Clayton, Fayette
35 Donzella James Democratic2009 Atlanta Douglas, Fulton
36 Nan Orrock Democratic2007 Atlanta Fulton
37 Lindsey Tippins Republican2011 Marietta Cobb
38 Horacena Tate Democratic1999 Atlanta Cobb, Fulton
39 Nikema Williams Democratic2017 Atlanta Fulton
40 Sally Harrell Democratic2019 Atlanta DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett
41 Steve Henson Democratic2003 Stone Mountain DeKalb, Gwinnett
42 Elena Parent Democratic2015 Atlanta DeKalb
43 Tonya Anderson Democratic2017 Lithonia DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale
44 Gail Davenport Democratic2011 Jonesboro Clayton, DeKalb
45 Renee Unterman Republican2003 Buford Gwinnett
46 Bill Cowsert Republican2007 Athens Clarke, Oconee, Walton
47 Frank Ginn Republican2011 Danielsville Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison
48 Zahra Karinshak Democratic2019 Duluth Fulton, Gwinnett
49 Butch Miller Republican2010 Gainesville Hall
50 John Wilkinson Republican2011 Toccoa Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Rabun, Stephens, Towns
51 Steve Gooch Republican2011 Dahlonega Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens, Union, White
52 Chuck Hufstetler Republican2013 Rome Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon
53 Jeff Mullis Republican2001 Chickamauga Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Walker
54 Chuck Payne Republican2017 Dalton Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Whitfield
55 Gloria S. Butler Democratic1999 Stone Mountain DeKalb, Gwinnett
56 John Albers Republican2011 Roswell Cherokee, Fulton

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