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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28 January 2015

Sen. Rick Jeffares Appointed Chair of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Associate 404.656.0028 ATLANTA (January 28, 2015)  |  Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) has been named chair of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee for the 2015- 2016 legislative term by the Senate Committee on Assignments. “I’m honored to have been chosen to serve as chairman […]

27 January 2015

Congratulations Melanie Hartfield at Unity Grove Elementary!

Fifth-grade special education teacher, Melanie Hartfield, was just named an Innovation in Teaching winner! Mrs. Hartfield is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and is a 17-year veteran teacher. She has taught in her district her entire career. Hartfield is currently teaching at Unity Grove Elementary School in Locust Grove, but her tenure started at Hickory […]

25 September 2014


I am pleased to have earned the endorsement of the NRA. Our fundamental right to own and carry firearms should never waver.   Click to read : NRA

16 September 2014

Governor Deal Announces 450 New Jobs in Henry County

It’s easy to see why Georgia is the number one state to do business in when companies like TSYS expand and create 450 new jobs. Governor Deal has implemented the right policies for economic expansion. We’ll continue to see more companies expand and move to Georgia over the coming years and having a Governor who […]

09 July 2014

Henry legislators earn A’s, B’s on chamber scorecard

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2014 Legislative Scorecard, providing grades for members of the Georgia general assembly based on their votes on certain pro-business measures considered during this year’s session.  Read More

20 June 2014

Sen. Rick Jeffares Appointed to Study Committees

  PRESS RELEASE Contact:         Jennifer Yarber, Director Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist 404.656.0028 Sen. Rick Jeffares Appointed to Study Committees ATLANTA (June 20, 2014) | Sen. Rick Jeffares (R- McDonough) has been selected by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to serve on the Long-Term Aquifer Storage Senate Study Committee and the Georgia Legacy Program Joint […]

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 […]