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Doug Collins (politician)

Doug Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Tom Graves
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 27th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Stacey Reece
Succeeded by Lee Hawkins
Personal details
Born (1966-08-16) August 16, 1966
Gainesville, Georgia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa Collins
Children Jordan
Residence Gainesville, Georgia
Alma mater B.A.)
Occupation businessman, politician
Religion Southern Baptist[1]
Website Representative Doug Collins
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 2002 - present (reservist)
Rank Major-Chaplain
Unit 94th Airlift Wing
Battles/wars Iraq War

Douglas A. "Doug" Collins (born August 16, 1966) is an American politician, newly elected as the Republican Party.


  • Early life, education, and early career 1
  • Military service 2
  • Georgia House of Representatives 3
    • Elections 3.1
    • Tenure 3.2
    • Committee assignments 3.3
  • U.S. House of Representatives 4
    • 2012 election 4.1
    • Committee assignments 4.2
  • Personal life 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life, education, and early career

Born in B.A. in Political science and Criminal law, in 1988. He attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving his Master of Divinity in 1996. Collins also earned his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School, in 2007.[3]

Collins worked as an intern for Georgia Congressman

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tom Graves
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Incumbent
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Chris Collins
R-New York
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Paul Cook

External links

  1. ^ Reiner, Anne (12 November 2012). "Southern Baptist contingent in Congress grows". The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Daniel Malloy (January 3, 2013). "Collins sworn in as Georgia’s new member of Congress".  
  3. ^ "Doug Collins (R-Ga.) U.S. Representative, Georgia, District 9 (Since 2013)". March 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Rick Lavender (January 7, 2007). "North Hall's Doug Collins answers 'call' to office". 
  5. ^ "Georgia, 9th House District Doug Collins (R)". March 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Doug Collins - Candidate for the 9th Congressional District". November 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Hill’s 2012 New Members Guide". November 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Cindy Huang, Ellen Rolfes (November 12, 2012). "Meet the Incoming Congressional Class Veterans".  
  9. ^ Harris Blackwood (May 10, 2008). "Rep. Doug Collins, called to serve in Iraq, will run for re-election". 
  10. ^ "GA State House 027- R Primary". July 27, 2006. 
  11. ^ "GA State House 027". November 6, 2008. 
  12. ^ "GA State House 027". November 7, 2010. 
  13. ^ Jim Galloway (February 26, 2011). "The HOPE scholarship and a Democratic policy of engagement".  
  14. ^ Doug Collins, David Ralston, Jan Jones, Larry O'Neal, Jr., Stacey Abrams. "HB 326/CFSA House Bill 326 (COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE) (AM)". 
  15. ^ Katy Lohr (April 5, 2011). "Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Dwindles Amid Cutbacks". 
  16. ^ "HB 797 - Establishes a State Charter School Commission - Key Vote". March 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ Motoko Rich (November 5, 2012). "Georgia’s Voters Will Decide on Future of Charter Schools".  
  18. ^ "HCS HB 185 - Death Penalty Rules - Key Vote". March 20, 2012. 
  19. ^ "HB 1114 - Prohibits Assisted Suicide - Key Vote". May 1, 2012. 
  20. ^ "HCS HB 147 - Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement - Key Vote". March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2007. 
  21. ^ "HB 954 - Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks - Key Vote". March 13, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  22. ^
  23. ^ Jim Galloway (October 11, 2012). "Martha Zoller takes a temp job with Nathan Deal".  
  24. ^
  25. ^ Stephens, David. "Doug Collins Wins Republican Run-Off for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District". 103.5 WSGC. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  26. ^
  27. ^ Bynum, Ross. "Doug Collins defeats opponent in Georgia race for U.S. House seat". The Independent Mail (Anderson, SC). Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  28. ^  
  29. ^ Harris Blackwood (February 18, 2007). "New kids on the block Every day is a learning process, but Hall's new legislators are settling into their positions". 


[29], and attends Lakewood Baptist Church.Baptist Collins is a practicing [28] Collins married his wife, Lisa, in 1988. She is a teacher at Mount Vernon Elementary School in

Personal life

Committee assignments

Collins finished first in the primary with 42 percent of the total, but just 700 votes ahead of Zoller. Because neither had a majority, a runoff was held on August 21, 2012, and Collins defeated Zoller in that contest 55 percent to 45 percent.[24][25] In the general election, he defeated Democrat Jody Cooley 76 percent to 24 percent.[26][27]

In 2012, Collins ran for Congress in the redrawn 9th congressional district. (The district's incumbent, Tom Graves, opted to run in the newly created 14th district, where his home was located.) Collins faced local media personality Martha Zoller and retired principal Roger Fitzpatrick in the Republican primary. The 9th is the most Republican district in the Eastern Time Zone, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+27. It was understood that whoever won the Republican primary would be the district's next representative in Congress.

2012 election

U.S. House of Representatives

  • House Appropriations (Secretary)
  • Judiciary Non-Civil
  • Public Safety & Homeland Security
  • Health & Human Services
  • Defense and Veterans Affairs

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins was one of three administrative floor leaders for Nathan Deal.[23] Collins served on the committees for:[6]

Committee assignments

In 2012 Collins signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes.[22]

[21] Collins supports the death penalty, voting in favor of allowing juries to use the

[17][16] In 2011, Collins sponsored a plan proposed by Governor Deal to reform Georgia's


[12][11] He was unopposed for reelection in 2008 and 2010.[10] Collins served three terms in the


Georgia House of Representatives

In the late 1980s, Collins served two years in the Balad Air Base for five months in 2008, during the Iraq War.[9]

Military service

[7] Collins worked as a lawyer, and has been a managing partner at the Collins and Csider law firm since 2010.[6][5] at Chicopee Baptist Church, while co-owning a scrapbooking retail store with his wife, Lisa.pastor From 1994 to 2005, Collins was a senior [4]

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