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Seal of the Georgia House of Representatives

The Georgia House of Representatives is the lower house of the Georgia General Assembly (the state legislature) of the U.S. state of Georgia.



According to the state constitution of 1983, this body is to comprise no fewer than 180 members elected for two-year terms. Current state law provides for 180 members. Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Independent Vacant
End of previous legislature 107 73 0 180 0
Begin 105 75 0 180 0
April 21, 2009[1] 73 178 2
June 25, 2009[2] 104 177 3
August 15, 2009[3] 72 176 4
September 16, 2009[4] 103 175 5
November 3, 2009[5] 104 73 177 3
December 1, 2009[6] 105 74 1 180 0
Latest voting share 58.3% 41.1% 0.6%


The House of Representatives elects its own Speaker as well as a Speaker Pro Tempore. The current speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives is David Ralston. The current Speaker Pro Tempore is Jan Jones.[7] The Speaker Pro Tempore becomes Speaker in case of the death, resignation, or permanent disability of the Speaker. The Speaker Pro Tempore serves until a new Speaker is elected. In addition there is a clerk of the House, who is charged with overseeing the flow of legislation through the body. The current clerk is Robert E. Rivers.

List of Committees

  • Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
  • Judiciary
  • Appropriations
  • Judiciary - Non-Civil
  • Banks and Banking
  • Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment
  • Children and Youth
  • Defense and Veterans Affairs
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Education
  • Public Safety
  • Ethics
  • Public Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Game, Fish, and Parks
  • Regulated Industries
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Retirement
  • Health and Human Services
  • Rules
  • Higher Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Relations and Aging
  • Special Rules
  • Industrial Relations
  • State Institutions and Property
  • Information and Audits
  • State Planning and Community Affairs
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Interstate Cooperation
  • Ways and Means
  • Intragovernmental Coordination

See also


  1. ^ Democrats Robin Shipp (District 58) and Bobby Parham (District 141) resigned
  2. ^ Republican Vance Smith (District 129) resigned
  3. ^ Democrat Celeste Johnson (District 75) resigned
  4. ^ Republican Buddy Carter (District 159) resigned
  5. ^ Democrat Ron Dodson and Republican Ann Purcell won the special elections for the 75th and the 159th district, respectively
  6. ^ Democrat Simone Bell, Republican Kip Smith and Independent Rusty Kidd won special elections for the 58th, 129th and 141st districts, respectively
  7. ^ AJC: Live blogging from the Legislature: David Ralston elected House speaker

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