Doug Collins (politician)

Doug Collins ( born August 16, 1966 in Gainesville, Georgia ) is an American politician. Since 2013 he represents the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Doug Collins attended until 1988 the North Georgia College in Dahlonega. In 1996 he graduated from the New Orleans Theological Seminary. After a subsequent law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta and his 2008 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. He also works as a pastor and private businessman. Since 2007 he is a member of the Reserve of the United States Air Force. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 2007 and 2012 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 2012, Collins was in the ninth constituency of Georgia against Democrat Jody Cooley in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded Tom Graves took on January 3, 2013, who moved into the newly created 14th district.