513 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Doug Collins grew up in Hall County, where he learned about service to others from his dad, a Georgia State Trooper, and his mom, who provided care services to local senior citizens. Doug graduated from North Hall High School and went on to earn a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from North Georgia College & State University. He later earned his master’s degree in divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary while serving the community full-time as the senior pastor at Chicopee Baptist Church.
In November 2006, Doug was elected to represent District 27 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Over his first term, Doug earned a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. During his time in the Georgia legislature, Doug led House Republicans as the governor’s primary Floor Leader, shepherding through legislation that made responsible reforms to state programs, like the Georgia HOPE scholarship, to secure them for future generations.
Aside from his service as a pastor, state representative, and now United States Congressman, Doug has ministered to members of our military as a chaplain in the Air Force Reserve since 2002. In 2008, he served a combat tour stationed at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq. During the government shutdown of 2013, Doug offered and the House passed H. Con. Res. 58, a resolution urging the Obama Administration to stop its infringement on religious liberty and the First Amendment and allow chaplains of any denomination or faith to continue providing religious services.
For over 25 years, Doug has been married to Lisa Collins, a 5th grade teacher at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Gainesville. Over the years, Doug and Lisa have operated small businesses ranging from a scrapbook supply store to the law firm of Collins and Csider, LLC. Doug and Lisa have three children, a daughter Jordan and sons Copelan and Cameron. As a family, they are very involved at Lakewood Baptist Church.
In the 113th Congress, Doug serves on the House Committee on the Judiciary, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Continuing the work he began in the Georgia state house to streamline government and save money for hardworking families, he is co-founder of the Freshman Regulatory Reform Working Group and has sponsored “Sue and Settle” legislation to allow public discourse for agency rule-making.
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