Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Doug Collins - Candidate for the 9th Congressional District

 Doug Collins Biography 
Doug is a native of Hall County and graduated from North Hall High School. After High School he went on to earn a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from North Georgia College & State University, a Master's degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.
For 11 years, Doug served as Senior Pastor for Chicopee Baptist Church. He serves as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve based at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta. Doug has completed one combat tour in Iraq during the fall of 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was stationed at Balad Air Base. 
Together with his wife Lisa, Doug has owned and operated a small vending company along with a scrapbooking retail store in Gainesville. After selling those businesses Doug started practicing law. He currently is the managing partner at the Law Firm of Collins & Csider in Gainesville.
Doug was elected in November 2006 to represent Georgia House District 27 and is currently serving his third term. The 27th district represents parts of Hall, Lumpkin, and White counties. He is one of three Administrative Floor Leaders for Governor Nathan Deal and serves on the following House Committees: Secretary of the House Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Non-Civil, Public Safety & Homeland Security, Health & Human Services, and Defense and Veterans Affairs. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute. Doug was been named by James Magazine as one of Georgia's Most Influential Citizens. 
Doug’s wife Lisa has been a school teacher for over 21 years and currently teaches third grade at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Gainesville. The couple has three children: a daughter, Jordon, 19 and two boys, Copelan, 15, and Cameron, 12. They are members of Lakewood Baptist Church.

Doug Collins will speak to the Athens GOP on Monday, November 14th @ 6pm.