Lauren (Lauren) McDonald (R-SH026)
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District: 770.886.9899
Georgia House of Representatives
Room 109 State Capitol 206 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
4180 Creekwood Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Claire   
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Lottery Oversight - Gaming
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Occupational and Professional Licensing
MemberSpecial Subcommittee
MemberHouse Committee on Creative Arts and Entertainment
MemberHouse Committee on Game, Fish, and Parks
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources and Environment
MemberHouse Committee on Regulated Industries
MemberHouse Committee on Human Relations and Aging
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation
Counties Representing


The only son of a school teacher and a small-business owner, Lauren was born in Commerce, GA where he went to work at a young age with his dad's local hardware store. He completed most of his education in public schools before graduating high school at The McCallie School in Chattanooga. When he entered college at Mercer, he played rugby and completed firefighter training before transferring to The University of Georgia where he became a trainer for the Bulldog football team.

During undergrad, Lauren also received his EMT Certification in night school from Athens Technical College, then began working on an ambulance for St. Mary's Hospital. Lauren served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT at Forsyth Station One where he remained active for 22 years. During this time, he also completed his post-graduate work and residency in Mortuary Science.

In 1996, Lauren partnered with his father to open their own family business in Forsyth County. Based on the business climate at the time, Lauren put his political skills to work with a door-to-door, grassroots effort to gain support for zoning and earned the right to open the doors of L.W. McDonald & Son Funeral Home in 1997. He has since worked to create 20+ new jobs and expand the business to three locations.

Lauren and his wife Claire have raised their three children here in Cumming - Wylie IV, Ridley and Hailey. He has become deeply involved in our public schools and throughout the community, serving on a number of organizations dedicated to leadership and stewardship.