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Georgia State Senate
|Georgia General Assembly|
New session started
|January 11, 2021|
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, Georgia Constitution|
|Salary||$17,342/year + per diem|
| November 3, 2020 |
| November 8, 2022 |
|State Senate Chamber|
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)
|Begin 155th Assembly (2019)||35||21||56||0|
|December 22, 2019||34||21||55||1|
|Latest voting share||61.8%||38.2%|
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 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||Dean Burke||Republican|
|Minority Leader||Gloria Butler||Democratic|
|Minority Whip||Harold Jones II||Democratic|
|Minority Caucus Chairwoman||Elena Parent||Democratic|
|Minority Caucus Vice-Chairman||Lester Jackson||Democratic|
|Minority Caucus Secretary||Nan Orrock||Democratic|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|34||Valencia Seay||Democratic||2003||Riverdale||Clayton, Fayette|
|35||Donzella James||Democratic||2009||Atlanta||Douglas, Fulton|
|38||Horacena Tate||Democratic||1999||Atlanta||Cobb, Fulton|
|40||Sally Harrell||Democratic||2019||Atlanta||DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett|
|41||Steve Henson||Democratic||2003||Stone Mountain||DeKalb, Gwinnett|
|43||Tonya Anderson||Democratic||2017||Lithonia||DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale|
|44||Gail Davenport||Democratic||2011||Jonesboro||Clayton, DeKalb|
|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|
|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|
|Terms of the Georgia General Assembly|
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