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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12 February 2016

Week 5 Update from the Capitol

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) The days are going by quickly now, as we wrap up our fifth week of the 2016 legislative session. We worked four efficient days this week and were able to get a lot of work done. Monday, we passed a very important bill, SB 278. This piece of […]

05 February 2016

Week 4 Update from the Capitol

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) This week, the Georgia General Assembly met Monday through Thursday, completing legislative days 13 through 16 of the 2016 legislative session. We passed several bills this week and had the privilege of honoring many special guests. This week, I introduced SB 199. The bill would adjust some of […]

29 January 2016

Week Three Update from the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) Committee meetings are finally underway here at the Capitol. I, and many of my colleagues, have had a busy week juggling our various committee appointments and other duties as senators. It’s been quite a productive week and we’ve made progress on a number of bills facing our state […]

22 January 2016

Week Two Updates from the Gold Dome

  By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) It has been a short but busy week here at the state Capitol in Atlanta. We all had Monday off in honor and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but we got right back into the swing of things on Tuesday. We did not meet in […]

15 January 2016

Sen. Rick Jeffares Supports Additional Funding for Southern Crescent Technical College Expansion

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist 404.656.0028 MCDONOUGH (January 15, 2016)| Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) and Sen. Emanuel Jones (D – Decatur) and Reps. Demetrius Douglas (D – Stockbridge), David Knight (R – Griffin), Dale Rutledge (R – McDonough), Sandra Scott (D – Rex), Pam Stephenson (D – […]

15 January 2016

Week One Updates From the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough)  The halls of the Capitol are alive again this week as the Senate and House of Representatives gathered in their respective chambers to begin the second session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. It’s a very exciting time as we begin tackling the tough issues facing our state. […]

16 December 2015

New Exit on I-75 Approved by GDOT

The Georgia Department of Transportation has been looking into the practicality of adding another exit on the one of the busiest stretches of interstate 75 that runs through Henry County. The proposal for this new interchange would be a faster and safer route for tractor trailers and would lessen traffic south of exit 216 where […]

25 November 2015

Small Business Saturday in McDonough

Small businesses are the heart of our economy in Henry County and every county. They provide great jobs and advancement to our local area, and we are all drawn to honest business owners who are living out the American dream. I love being able to go to the local barber or coffee shop and not […]

29 October 2015

Make your voice heard and vote!

There are several municipal elections taking place in Henry County. When everyone participates in an election, we have better representation. Research the candidates below, and make your vote count! McDonough residents can vote at the Henry County Elections Office (40 Atlanta Street – just north of the square), Locust Grove residents can vote at the […]

07 October 2015

Rockdale County Welcomes The Film Industry!

You may have heard the Metro Atlanta area being referred to as the “Hollywood of The South” lately. Well, this is ringing true for Rockdale County; the film industry just can’t seem to get enough! The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office (FMDE) has even designated Rockdale County as “Camera Ready”. This is “a […]