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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27 February 2014

Sen. Jeffares Applauds Passage of Autism Insurance Coverage Legislation

ATLANTA (February 25, 2014)  |  Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) applauds the passage of Senate Bill 397 today, which received a vote of  51 to 0. If adopted, this legislation will require insurers to provide coverage for children up to six years old who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. “Senate Bill 397 […]

27 February 2014

Georgia Senate Passes Bill to Withdraw from National “Common Core” Standards

ATLANTA (February 25, 2014) | The Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 167 by substitute today by a vote of 34 to 16. The legislation provides an approach for withdrawing from the national education standards known as “Common Core” and specifies new protections for student privacy. “The passage of Senate Bill 167 will help build a […]

12 February 2014

2014 Legislative Session: Week 4 & 5

2014 Legislative Session: Week 4 & 5  The Georgia General Assembly is now halfway through the 2014 Legislative Session. Over the past several weeks, my colleagues and I have been working diligently to pass several bills through chamber, and with each new legislative day, the list continues to grow. This week, I had the pleasure […]

19 January 2014

2014 Legislative Session: Week 1

The 2014 Legislative Session commenced on Monday with the customary call to order by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Pledge of Allegiance, the traditional Devotion given by the Chaplain of the Day, the welcoming of newly-elected Sen. Bruce Thompson and the swearing in of the new Secretary of the Senate, David A. Cook. It was […]

19 January 2014

Lt. Gov. Henry County Office Day

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Announces Henry County Office Day Staff available to meet with constituents and assist with state issues Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced today that members of his staff will be in Henry County on Thursday, November 21st to meet individually with constituents and assist them as they interact with state agencies.  Additionally, citizens […]

19 January 2014

The 2013 Water Essay Contest winners

Congratulations to Maggie Coughlin Union Grove Middle School student, Maggie Coughlin, is one of 16 finalist in the Clean Water Essay competition.  Her essay was chosen out of over 1100 entries. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders submitted their essays from all parts of the metro area. Maggie did a great job and represents Henry County […]

19 January 2014

Georgia named No. 1 state in U.S. for business

Georgia named No. 1 state in U.S. for business State’s business climate tops Site Selection magazine annual ranking, fulfilling Deal pledge Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia’s business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation’s top economic development trade publications. “Making Georgia the premier state in […]

19 January 2014

Senator Jeffares Recognized by Friends of Georgia Archives and History

Sen. Rick Jeffares Recognized for his Support of the Georgia Archives  ATLANTA (August 28, 2013) – Sen. Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove) as recently recognized by Friends of Georgia Archives and History for his efforts in the General Assembly to ensure a smooth transition for the Georgia Archives to the University System of Georgia. Sen. Jeffares […]

19 January 2014

Senator Jeffares Recognized by American Conservative Union

Sen. Rick Jeffares Recognized by American Conservative Union ATLANTA (August 14, 2013) -The American Conservative Union recognized Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – Locust Grove) for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2013 legislation session. He was named a recipient of the group’s Conservative Award on August 13 at a reception […]

19 January 2014

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront      June is National Homeownership Month, and Operation Homefront teamed up with Wells Fargo and United Rentals to kick start this year with a bang in metro Atlanta.  Five military families were awarded mortgage free homes, donated by Wells Fargo’s REO home donation program, at a very special event at Stone Mountain Park, […]