Elena (Elena) C. Parent (D-SS42)
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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: 2018
Spouse: Briley Brisendine   
Committee Assignments
SecretarySenate Committee on Government Oversight
MemberSenate Committee on Education and Youth
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
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 Education and Youth, Judiciary and Special Judiciary committees. She also serves as Secretary for the Government Oversight Committee.

Currently, Sen. Parent serves as the Deputy Whip for the Minority Caucus, Vice Chair of the Senate DeKalb Delegation and Vice Chair of the Working Families Legislative Caucus.

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 and she is active in her community. Currently, she serves on the Board of Visitors for Emory University and the Advisory Board for Olmsted Linear Park Association. She is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Senator Parent's awards and recognitions include- Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who Sustainability" feature for her leadership on energy and environmental policy issues; the Fulton County Daily Report's "On the Rise"; the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "40 Under 40"; ACCG's Legislative Service Award; and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers' "Leading Lady".

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 are the proud parents of two sons- Brooks, 6, and Reid, 4. They are members of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta.