Senator Rick Jeffares Growing up right here the 17th District, I learned the importance of family, hard work and always doing the right thing. These are the values I plan to take to the state capitol as your next State Senator.

As a small business owner, husband and proud father, I understand what is truly important to our community. I believe by working together we can continue to make Georgia even better for our children’s future. If I can ever be of service, please feel free to contact me and I look forward to serving you and your family.

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18 August 2015

State Route 81 Corridor Study-Henry County

Take a moment to review the findings of the State Route 81 Corridor Study.

11 August 2015

Do you agree with Redstate founder Erick Erickson’s decision to un-invite Donald Trump?

After the Republican National Debate that aired on Fox News Thursday, August 6, 2015, RedState Founder Erick Erickson retracted his former invitation to Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering. This was in direct response to a supposedly derogatory statement Trump made to one of the moderators, Megyn Kelly. Erickson not only disinvited Trump, but invited Kelly […]

04 August 2015

Sen. Rick Jeffares Completes First Class of 2015 Legislative Energy Horizon Institute in State of Washington

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 ATLANTA  (August 3, 2015) | The Legislative Energy Horizon Institute (LEHI) brought together 40 state and provincial legislators for the first of its two 30 hours classroom sessions July 25 – 28 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. “It was an […]

28 July 2015

Could More Funding Be Squeezed Out of Lottery?

Every year, the rising cost of tuition and other financial pressures put strain on Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and grant money. The question becomes, “Will the lottery be able to provide the necessary funds to continue support for these programs?” How does the lottery fund these programs? The GA Lottery system funds some of the state’s, […]

14 July 2015

It’s That Time Again!

It’s back to school time! The following are some places that you can either donate or receive school supplies. The Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta The Newton County Sheriff’s Office in Newton County The local back to school event at Heritage Park in Henry County The Annual Day of Connections on Saturday, July 18, at […]

10 July 2015

Sen. Rick Jeffares Appointed to Preservation of HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 ATLANTA (July 8, 2015) | Sen. Rick Jeffares (R- McDonough) has been selected by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to serve on the Senate Preservation of HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee. “The HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Pre-K programs have provided thousands of students with enhanced learning […]

29 June 2015

Rockdale County Star Athlete

I want to take the time to congratulate Candace Hill, a rising junior at Rockdale County High School! Ms. Hill was recently honored and named the Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. This noble award goes to student athletes who show outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement, and great personal character. Just […]

12 June 2015

4th of July Festivities!

It’s almost time to celebrate our great nation’s Independence Day! The 4th of July is a day filled with cookouts, being outside, fireworks, and spending time with loved ones. There are some great 4th of July events happening in the 17th Senate District! In Henry County, enjoy the Henry County Fireworks Extravaganza at Nash Farm! […]

27 May 2015

Covington Community Bike Ride

The Newton Trails‘ vision is “a healthy, vibrant, prosperous community connected to one another, to nature, to our history, and to daily life through a system of greenway trails.” One of the ways their vision holds true is by offering a community bike ride the 1st Sunday of each month. You don’t have to be […]

14 May 2015

Mansfield Gets A New Nature Trail!

Exciting news for Mansfield Elementary School in Newton County! Teacher, Alicia Lindsey, had a dream for an outdoor classroom setting, and her dream came true with the help of some local businesses and Mansfield residents. The new “Nature Trail and Educational Path” will be used for elementary students to receive environmental education. Students can sit […]