Mac Collins

Michael Allen "Mac" Collins (born 15 October 1944 Jackson, Butts County, Georgia ) is an American politician. Between 1993 and 2005 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mac Collins attended the public schools of his home. He then worked in the concrete factory of his father, before he served in the National Guard of Georgia 1964-1970. He then founded a forwarding company is now run by his sons. Politically Collins was until 1980 a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republicans. Between 1977 and 1981 he was chairman of the district council in Butts County. Between 1989 and 1993, Collins was a member of the Senate of Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 1992 he was in the third electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of him previously defeated Democrat Richard Ray on January 3, 1993. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2005, six legislative periods. Since 2003, he represented the eighth district of Georgia there.

In 2004, Collins gave up another Congress candidate. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for his party's nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. In 2006 he undertook an unsuccessful attempt to return to Congress.