Georgia State Senate

Georgia State Senate
Georgia General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 14, 2019
Geoff Duncan (R)
since January 14, 2019
Butch Miller (R)
since December 14, 2017
Majority Leader
Bill Cowsert (R)
since November 17, 2014
Minority Leader
Steve Henson (D)
since June 20, 2011
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Political groups


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Georgia Constitution
Salary$17,342/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(56 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(56 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Georgia Capitol

The Georgia State Senate is the upper house of the Georgia General Assembly (the state legislature of Georgia, USA).


According to the state constitution of 1983, this body is to be composed of no more than 56 members elected for two-year terms. Current state law provides for 56 members. Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years.

Senators must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Georgia for two years and their senatorial district for one year (preceding the election). The highest position in the Senate is the President of the Senate, a position currently held by Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. The second highest position is that of President Pro Tempore, currently held by Senator Butch Miller.

35 21
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of 152nd Assembly (2013) 38 18 56 0
Begin 153rd Assembly (2015) 38 18 56 0
End 153rd 39 17
Begin 154th Assembly (2017) 38 18 56 0
End 154th 37 19 56 0
Begin 155th Assembly (2019) 35 21 56 0
Latest voting share 62.5% 37.5%