Houston (Houston) Gaines (R-SH117)
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Georgia House of Representatives
Room 608-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 1203
Athens, GA 30603-1203
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Higher Education
SecretaryHouse Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberHouse Special Committee on Election Integrity
MemberHouse Committee on Code Revision
MemberHouse Committee on Juvenile Justice
MemberHouse Committee on Insurance
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Barrow / Clarke / Jackson / Oconee


Houston Gaines was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2018. Rep. Gaines is a Republican representing the 117th House District, which includes portions of Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties.

Houston works at Cannon Financial Institute, where he serves clients across the country in the financial industry. Houston also consults with Lighthouse Counsel, a local company that partners with nonprofits to increase mission awareness, organizational effectiveness and philanthropic support.

A third-generation Athenian, Gaines graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Terry College of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. While at UGA, Houston served as student body president.

Houston is a proud member of the Athens Rotary Club and previously served on the Envision Athens Steering Committee, Junior League of Athens Community Advisory Board, LEAD Athens Alumni Association Board of Directors and multiple K-12 and University of Georgia boards. He is a LEAD Athens and Zell Miller Foundation Leadership Institute graduate.