Tommy (Tommy) Benton (R-SH031)
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Capitol: 404.656.5126
FAX: 404.656.5644
District: 706.367.5891
District FAX: 706.658.5734
Georgia House of Representatives
Room 217 State Capitol 206 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
177 Martin Street
Jefferson, GA 30549
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Karen Compton   DOB: 5/20/1950
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Education
MemberHouse Committee on Human Relations and Aging
MemberHouse Committee on Retirement
MemberSubcommittee on Human Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing


State Representative Tommy Benton is the chair of the House Retirement Committee and secretary of the House Education Committee. He also serves as a member on the Appropriations, Human Relations & Aging, Rules and Transportations committees.

Resident Jackson County 6th Generation Married- Karen Compton Benton Children- Leigh Ann Allison and husband Casey; Thomas H. Benton, Jr. and wife, Teri, Jeff Farrell, Zack Evans, and three grandchildren, Samuel Thomas Weaver, Thomas Wayne Benton and Morgan Jayde Benton Parents- Thomas Frazer Benton and Matilda Housch Benton Education Graduate- Commerce High School, 1968 Graduate- West Georgia College, 1972, AB History Graduate- Brenau College, 1983, MEd Middle School Education Occupation Jackson County Board of Education, 1974-2004, retired; Maysville Elementary School - 16 years; Jackson County Middle - six years; East Jackson Middle School - eight years; (Georgia History & Government, American History, Beta Club Sponsor, 1998-2004) McDonald Ace Hardware, Commerce, 1975-2011(part time) Religion First United Methodist Church, Commerce, Member since 1962 Public Service Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission, 1994-2004 Hunter Safety Instructor - 1984- present Treasurer, Jackson County Bicentennial Committee, 1996 Organizations National Rifle Association - Life Member Sons of Confederate Veterans - Life Member Military Order of the Stars and Bars Sons of the American Revolution - Gainesville Chapter Jackson County Historical Society Jackson County Retired Teachers Association Unity Masonic Lodge #36, Jefferson