Chuck (Chuck) Payne (R-SS54)
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Georgia State Senate
Room 320-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 1074
Dalton, GA 30722
Elected: 2017    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Angie Sellers   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Science and Technology
SecretarySenate Committee on Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Education and Youth
SecretarySenate Committee on Higher Education
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Government Operations
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Children and Families
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Public Safety
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Gordon / Murray / Whitfield


Senator Chuck Payne, a Republican, was first elected to serve as the State Senator for the 54th district in January of 2017. Senator Payne serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate State and Local Governmental Operations Committee, Ex-Officio of the Senate Public Safety Committee, Secretary of the Senate Finance Committee, Secretary of the Senate Higher Education Committee and Secretary of the Senate State Institutions and Property Committee. Senator Payne also serves as Chairman of the Finance SubCommittee on issues pertaining to Ad Valorem Taxes.

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 public service to troubled youth and their families with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Sen. Payne 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 28 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 28 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 his family and services of his faith.

Sen. Payne and his wife, Angie, have two children - son, Chaz Payne and daughter, Heather Johnson and son in-law, Daniel Johnson. In March of 2019, their family welcomed the birth of their first grandchild.