Chuck (Chuck) Payne (R-SS54)
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Capitol: 404.463.5402
FAX: 404.657.7266
District: 706.529.6748
District FAX: 706.259.3991
Georgia State Senate
Room 320-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 1074
Dalton, GA 30720
Elected: 2017    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Angie Sellers   
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSenate Committee on State and Local Governmental Operations
SecretarySenate Committee on State Institutions and Property
MemberSubcommittee on Ad Valorem Tax
MemberSubcommittee on First Responders
SecretarySenate Committee on Finance
SecretarySenate Committee on Higher Education
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Public Safety
Counties Representing
Gordon / Murray / Pickens / Whitfield


Senator Chuck Payne, a Republican, w as first elected to serve as the state Senator for the 54th district in January of 2017. Senator Payne serves as Secretary of the Finance Committee, as well as a member of the Public Safety, State and Local Governmental Operations and State Institutions and Property Committees.

Sen. Payne served four years (1984-1988) in the Army and the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Angie Sellers, and they were married in January of 1988. In that same year, they moved back to Dalton and Sen. Payne began his 30- year career of service to troubled youth and their families with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Sen. Payne recently retired from the Department of Juvenile Justice with 30 years of service on October 31, 2016.

Sen. Payne has always maintained his affinity for working with youth. In his 30 years with the Department of Juvenile Justice, he helped a countless number of kids who found themselves on the wrong side of the law, and many give him credit for helping to turn their lives around. Sen. Payne has volunteered to coach little league sports for both boys and girls, having coached basketball, softball, baseball and football over the course of many years.

Sen. Payne has also been very involved in civic efforts over the past 26 years. He has served as Chairman of the Whitfield County Republican Party throughout the years of 1997 -2005 and 2013-2016. He was also elected among his peers to serve as Vice-Chair of both the GA-9th Congressional District Republican Party (2009) and the GA-14th District Republican Party (2010-2013). Throughout his twenty-six years of volunteer effort, "Principle above politics" has remained the focus of his efforts in building consensus of conservative ideals and principle across North Georgia, devoting the balance of his time to raising children, church ministries, and community service.

Sen. Payne and his wife, Angie, have two children, Heather and Chaz.