Elena (Elena) C. Parent (D-SS42)
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Capitol: 404.656.5040
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District: 404.229.9596
Senator
Georgia State Senate
Room 321-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
774 Springdale Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2016
Spouse: Briley Brisendine   
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Science and Technology
MemberSenate Committee on Government Oversight
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary Non-Civil
MemberSenate Committee on Special Judiciary
Counties Representing
DeKalb

Bio

State Senator Elena Parent was elected to the State Senate in 2014. She represents District 42, which includes portions of central and north DeKalb County. Sen. Parent is member of the Government Oversight, Judiciary Non-Civil, Science and Technology, and Special Judiciary committees. Senator Parent previously served as the State Representative for District 81 in DeKalb County in 2011 and 2012. Senator Parent then continued her public service as the Executive Director of Georgia Watch, the state’s leading consumer rights non-profit. Senator Parent began her career as a litigation attorney at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. She is active in her community and has served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer and the Foundation Board of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. She is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law. Recently, Senator Parent was listed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who's Who Sustainability” feature for her leadership on energy and environmental policy issues. In 2011, she was the recipient of two prestigious awards in recognition of her legislative accomplishments- the Fulton County Daily Report’s “On the Rise” and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40”. She was also named a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2013. Senator Parent traces her core beliefs – the importance of family and making the community a better place for all - to her upbringing in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol where her parents stressed the importance of faith and public service. Senator Parent is married to Briley Brisendine and they became proud parents with the birth of their son, Brooks, in February 2010. Their second son, Reid, was born in December 2012. They are members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta.