BioRepublican Senator Bill Heath was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2005 after
serving in the House of Representatives. He represents the 31st District, which
includes Haralson and Polk counties and portions of Bartow and Paulding counties.
Sen. Heath serves as chair to the Finance Committee, vice chair to the Agriculture
and Consumer Affairs Committee and as secretary to the Government Oversight
Committee. He also is a member of the Appropriations and Science and
Technology committees, chair to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
and an ex-officio member of the Retirement Committee.
Sen. Heath previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives during 2003-2004, and he was first
elected to serve the State Senate in 2004. In 2006, former Governor Sonny Perdue recognized Sen.
Heath’s ability as a lawmaker by appointing him as Administration Floor Leader in the Senate. In 2007,
Gov. Perdue appointed Sen. Heath to the MARTOC Committee.
Sen. Heath is a native of Columbus. He graduated from Bremen High School and earned a Bachelor of
Science in Electrical Engineering Technology at Southern Polytechnic University in Marietta. He is selfemployed
as both an engineer and farmer with Design Specialists and B&S Farms. He served on the
West Georgia Regional Airport Authority for approximately 10 years, prior to being elected to the House.
Sen. Heath and his wife Susan have two children, William and Sandy. They attend First Baptist Church
of Bremen where Sen. Heath is a Deacon.