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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19 August 2016

Major DOT Announcement for HWY 155

GDOT Project Approved for Henry County ATLANTA (August 17, 2016) Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) is excited to announce the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) approved a road improvement project that will expand a portion of SR 155 from I-75 to Hampton-Locust Grove Road/Bill Gardener Pkwy from two to four lanes.  This corridor is […]

22 June 2016

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Announces Study Committees

  State of Georgia Office of the Lieutenant Governor (ATLANTA)- Today, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle announced several Senate and Joint Study Committee appointments. These study committees, created with the passage of both Senate and House Resolutions during the 2016 Legislative Session, will examine and analyze a host of issues affecting Georgia citizens. The findings will […]

01 April 2016

Update From Sine Die 2016

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) The papers went flying and the confetti showered on the Chamber as the gavel promptly fell at midnight on Thursday, signifying the conclusion of the 2016 legislative session. We worked right up until midnight Tuesday and Thursday spending every available moment to debate legislation. This week alone, we […]

21 March 2016

Week Ten Update From the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) Week 10 has come to a close as this year’s legislative session moves into its final days. We worked long hours this week as we prepare for the final two days of the session. Even though the days were long, it meant we were able to work our […]

14 March 2016

Week Nine Under the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) Week 9 is coming to end as day 35 of the legislative session wraps up. We are busy at work moving House Bills through the committee process so they can receive a vote on the Senate floor before the last day of session, also known as Sine Die.Thursday […]

07 March 2016

Week Eight Under the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) Crossover Day is now behind us as we wrap up days 30 and 31 of the 2016 legislative session. We had a short week, but that didn’t stop us from passing a significant amount of legislation. We are also eager to begin working our way through bills passed […]

29 February 2016

Week Seven Under the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) We’ve had some long days this week as we’ve been working through a considerable amount of legislation. This Monday is Crossover Day (or the 30th legislative day) which is the last day in which bills originating in the Senate Chamber can be voted on and transmitted to the […]

22 February 2016

Week Six Under the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) We have passed the half-way point of the 2016 legislative session and are rapidly approaching Crossover Day as we finish week six. We had the opportunity to hear a number of bills this week, all of which I’m sure will benefit many in our state. Senate Bill 115 […]

12 February 2016

Week Five 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 Four 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 […]