District 53, Dade, Walker, Chattooga, and Parts of Catoosa
Jeff E. Mullis (R-Chickamauga), Senator
What is the Georgia State Senate?
The Georgia State Senate is part of Georgia’s General Assembly or legislative branch of government. The Georgia Constitution of 1983 allows for the Senate to be composed of 56 members. Each member of the Senate is up for election every two years. The Senate is headed by the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia Casey Cagle of Gainesville. The Senate is composed of 34 Republicans and 22 Democrats.
Meet your State Senator
In only his fifth term as state senator representing the 53rd district, Senator Jeff Mullis is proving to be one of Georgia’s most important political leaders. Sen. Mullis is currently the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, vice-chairman of Public Safety, and Chairman of the Transportation Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations. He is also a member of the influential “Committee on Assignments,” the Economic Development Committee, and the Government Oversight Committee. He serves as an ex- officio member of the State and Local Government Operations committee, and the Banking & Financial.
Governor Sonny Perdue has said, “Sen. Mullis is a great asset as a legislator because of his perspective on rural Georgia. He is a proven leader who continues to make a name for himself in the Senate and I look forward to his future accomplishments.”
He has been described as an outstanding leader by U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal, who said, “Sen. Jeff Mullis has been a stellar supporter of mine and I am confident of his ability in representing the 53rd Senate District. I am proud of his accelerated path of leadership. I have also enjoyed a working relationship with him on federal and state issues. The people of the 53rd Senate District should be proud of his representation in the Senate… I am.”
In years past, Sen. Mullis has been appointed to several special committee assignments by Gov. Perdue, including the 2004 G-8 Summit Committee and the chairman of the Senate Music Industry Committee. He also is chairman emeritus of the Sportsman’s Caucus, whose mission is to promote and protect hunting, fishing, conservation and the Second Amendment.
Sen. Mullis has been the recipient of several awards in recent years, including: the 2008 Governor Zell Miller Public Policy Leadership Award from the Georgia Economic Development Association (GEDA) , The GMA “Champion of Georgia Cities” award three times, the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) “Legislative Service Award” four times; an award for work on biker issues given by the American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE); the Brotherton Award given locally for protecting heritage; and the Metropolitan Fire Chief’s Award for his work on public safety and firefighter issues. This year the James Magazine recognized Sen. Mullis as one of the State’s most influential leaders for the fourth time. The GBI recognized Sen. Mullis in 2008 for his support of the GBI’s DNA Database, and Get Georgia Moving and the Metro Atlanta Chamber for his work in the Senate on transportation issues. Sen. Mullis also served as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee for John McCain for President.
Sen. Jeff Mullis was first elected to the State Senate in 2000. He is from Chickamauga, and currently serves as Executive Director of the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority. He and his wife, Teresa, have three children and attend the First Baptist Church of Chickamauga. (information taken from Senator Mullis' website)
State Senator Jeff E. Mullis
212 English Avenue
Chickamauga, GA 30707