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 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 […]

20 April 2015

Sen. Rick Jeffares, Rep. Dave Belton Announce Increase Funding for Newton County FFA/FCCLA Center

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 ATLANTA (April 20, 2015) | Sen.Rick Jeffares (R-McDonough) and Rep. Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) today announced that the fiscal year 2016 state budget will include an additional $9.5 million in grant funds to construct new buildings for the Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center in Newton County. The Senate […]

20 April 2015

Why Fund Transportation?

COLUMN Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) The Georgia General Assembly completed the 40-day legislative session on April 2 and over the past several months we have worked to develop a plan that would adequately fund our state’s transportation needs. On the 39th day, […]

14 April 2015

Seven Students from Newton County are headed to GHP this summer!

Congratulations are in order for seven Newton County School System students recently selected to participate in the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program! This is a prestigious, instructional program lasting four weeks over the summer for gifted and talented high school sophomores and juniors. GHP is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment. The […]

03 April 2015

Update from the Capitol 4/3/15

COLUMN Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 Week 12: Sine Die By:  Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) This week was spent reviewing the remaining legislation as we completed the 2015 legislative session. The final day of session, Day 40, is known as Sine Die which means “without day” in Latin. This means […]

27 March 2015

Update from the Capitol 3/27/15

COLUMN Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R- McDonough) As we complete day 38 of the 2015 legislative session, we are quickly approaching day 40, also known as Sine Die, which is the last day for any bills to be passed to move on to the Governor. […]

20 March 2015

Update from the Capitol 3/20/15

COLUMN Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R- McDonough) As legislative session moves into its final days more bills are making their way from the House of Representatives into Senate committees and onto the Senate floor. Our focus is now on reviewing and voting on House bills […]

13 March 2015

Update from the Capitol 3/13/15

COLUMN Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R- McDonough) This week we successfully completed Day 30, also known as crossover day. We have reached the point where the Senate can no longer vote on legislation that originated in our chamber. Now, we will concentrate our efforts on […]

06 March 2015

Update from the Capitol 3/6/15

COLUMN Contact: Jennifer Yarber, Director Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist brittany.wagner@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 By: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R- McDonough) This week we successfully completed Day 27 of the Legislative Session. We are quickly picking up speed as we work to vet and pass legislation before the end of the 40th day. Our children are the future of […]