Steve (Steve) Gooch (R-SS51)
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Capitol: 404.656.9221
FAX: 404.656.5043
District: 706.300.6568
Georgia State Senate
Room 236 State Capitol 206 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 600
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Shannon   
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Education and Higher Education
MemberSubcommittee on Transportation
MemberSenate Committee on Administrative Affairs
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security
MemberSenate Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting
MemberSenate Committee on Transportation
MemberSenate Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Insurance and Labor
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Ethics
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Judiciary
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Education and Youth
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Rules
Counties Representing
Dawson / Fannin / Gilmer / Lumpkin / Pickens / Union / White


Senator Steve Gooch was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. Senator Gooch is a Republican representing the 51st District, which includes Fannin, Union, Gilmer, Lumpkin, White, Dawson and parts of Pickens and Forsyth counties.

Senator Gooch was elected as the Majority Whip of the Senate Majority Caucus in 2014. Prior to serving as the Senate Majority Whip, Senator Gooch served as the Secretary of the Senate Majority Caucus and as chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

Senator Gooch serves as Vice-Chairman of the Transportation Committee and Secretary of the Appropriations Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Finance and Regulated Industries and Utilities Committees and as Ex-Officio on the Assignments and Rules Committees.

Senator Gooch graduated from North Georgia College and State University, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

He currently serves as the Executive Director for the Development Authority of Lumpkin County and is a former Georgia Department of Transportation board member. Prior to being elected to the Georgia State Senate, he served as the sole Lumpkin County Commissioner.

Senator Gooch and his wife Shannon have three children- Samuel, Seth, and Sawyer.