Senator John Albers

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Welcome, it is my sincere pleasure to serve the families of Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton County and the State of Georgia. As your Georgia Senator, I am working tirelessly to support my constituents and the people of Georgia. I have strong conservative values and a business approach to government. I look forward to hearing from you.

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June 2024 Newsletter

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Summer is upon us, and our great state of Georgia continues to thrive. Even with 45-year high record inflation coming from Washington DC, our state is growing and has continued to have record low unemployment. In a time where most news reported is negative or sensationalized, please take a moment with me to appreciate and […]

Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) has been appointed to the Senate Study Committee on Artificial Intelligence, where he will serve as Chair, and to the Senate Supporting Safety and Welfare of All Individuals in Department of Corrections Study Committee. These appointments were made by Lt. Governor Burt Jones, emphasizing the importance of these critical areas during […]

Today, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) expressed gratitude for Governor Brian P. Kemp’s recent signing of crucial public safety legislation. These bills, including Senate Bill 335 and Senate Bill 472 take further steps to enhance safety measures and protect communities. “Ensuring the safety and security of our communities is paramount. I am proud to see these […]

Today, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) expressed gratitude for Governor Brian P. Kemp’s signing of crucial public safety and small business minded legislation. These bills, including Senate Bill 335, Senate Bill 472, Senate Bill 334, Senate Bill 328 and House Bill 808, take further steps to enhance safety measures, protect communities and promote small business success. […]

May 2024 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Spring is in the air and our GA primary elections will be held later this month. Please take time to learn about the candidates and questions. I included links below to important information…

The 2024 Legislative Session has officially wrapped up, and from the get-go, Senate Republicans set ambitious goals for the session—to expand economic opportunities, foster an educated workforce, and enhance community safety, all aimed at ensuring the well-being of Georgians. I couldn’t be prouder of our accomplishments this session. We wasted no time in tackling a […]

On Tuesday, Mar. 26th, House Bill 808 garnered unanimous approval from members of the Georgia Senate. Carried in the Senate by Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell), the bill aims to alleviate tax burdens on small businesses in Georgia. Specifically, it seeks to reduce taxes on tangible personal property, items that have traditionally been subjected to annual […]

As the 2024 Legislative Session nears its conclusion, the Georgia Senate is in the midst of its final days, with only one week left to address legislative matters. This last week marks the culmination of our collective efforts as a caucus and as individual legislators. I’m pleased to announce the passage of House Bill 935, […]

Senate members are diligently working both within their respective committees and on the Senate floor to propel House bills forward. This week, Senate Republicans attended the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Unveiling Ceremony, paying tribute to Georgia’s veterans for their selfless sacrifices to our nation. Year after year, this profoundly moving ceremony is one […]

Following the conclusion of Crossover Day, which marked the final opportunity for Senate and House Bills to proceed through their respective chambers, the Senate is now dedicated to refining House bills as they advance through Senate committees. It has been a busy week in committees as we’ve deliberated legislation that seeks to amplify the voices […]

As the week progressed, legislators achieved a significant milestone with the completion of “Crossover Day” on February 29th. This day marks the deadline for all Senate bills to cross over to the House chamber and vice versa. Throughout the 2024 Legislative Session, Senate Republicans have experienced considerable success, advancing every priority defined by our caucus […]

Sen. Shawn Still (R–Johns Creek) proudly carried critically important legislation focused on Human Trafficking and Sex Crimes pass with unanimous, bipartisan support on the Senate floor, Senate Bill 512 and Senate Resolution 616. “Today’s passage of SB 512 and SR 616 marks a pivotal moment in our fight against human trafficking in Georgia,” said Sen. […]

Week seven under the Gold Dome has concluded, and we’re swiftly approaching an important milestone known as “Crossover Day” on February 29. This marks the deadline for all bills to pass through their originating chamber, commonly referred to as the house of origin. Our advocacy for Georgians has yielded significant accomplishments, including property tax relief, […]

House Bill 167, carried in the Senate by Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell), progressed out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety this week and will soon reach the Senate floor after unanimously passing in the House in 2023. This bill, known as the “Justice for Victims of Drug Induced Homicide Act,” will strengthen and enhance […]

Governor Kemp endorses Senator Albers

Thursday, February 22, 2024

“Senator Albers represents what a true leader and public servant should be, and has never wavered in his commitment to serving his fellow Georgians,” said Governor Kemp. He is a champion for our state’s first responders and veterans, and has played a role in keeping our communities safe and ensuring Georgia remains the #1 state […]

We are officially more than halfway through the 2024 Legislative Session. I am proud to share that we are delivering for Georgians by cutting red tape, maintaining our stellar budget, protecting law enforcement officers and pushing back against hate. While we have enjoyed a robust first half of legislative work, plenty of meaningful work lies […]

 Today, Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) Today, Senator John Albers stood before the Georgia Senate to honor Donate Life Georgia in recognition of National Donor Day. As an organ donor himself, Senator Albers understands the profound impact of organ and tissue donation firsthand, having donated one of his kidneys to save his son’s life. Sen. Albers […]

On Monday, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) introduced Senate Resolution 484, which applauds and commends the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office for earning its ‘Triple Crown’ rating last month by attaining accreditation from the top three law enforcement credentialing authorities in the country. Sen. Albers stood in alongside fellow Senate Cobb Caucus members Sen. Ed Setlzer (R–Acworth), Sen. […]

We have officially completed five weeks of legislative business under the Gold Dome, and it’s hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through the 2024 Legislative Session. While I am proud of the legislative progress we have made as a Senate body, we have plenty of work left to do for both the 56th Senate […]

Today, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) announced the creation of bipartisan and collaborative Senate Cobb County Delegation. This delegation will be co-chaired by Sen. Ed Setzler (R–Acworth) and Sen. Michael “Doc” Rhett (D–Marietta). The Senate delegation will continue working toward legislation and resolutions that support the county’s judiciary, educational, budgetary, infrastructural, oversight and regulatory needs. “I […]

February 2024 Newsletter

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

January has concluded and we have completed a significant amount of work under the Gold Dome. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been hard at work introducing various public policy initiatives for Georgia citizens and members of the 56th District…

With January now officially in the books, the Georgia General Assembly has nearly completed a month of legislative work. January proved to be a productive time for Georgians, and the fourth week under the Gold Dome was no exception. I’m eager to share what I’ve been diligently working on for Georgia’s 56th Senate District. This week, […]

On Wednesday, Senate Bill 335, sponsored by Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) passed by a unanimous, bipartisan vote through the Senate. “This is an important step taken by the Senate toward protecting Georgia’s children,” Sen. Albers said. “While it’s unfortunate that this sort of legislation is needed, it is critical to continue fighting for every child […]

eek three under the Gold Dome has come to a close, and the 2024 Legislative Session is now a quarter of the way complete. The Georgia State Senate resumed legislative business this week in the Senate chamber, passing numerous bills, exchanging ideas in committee and holding meaningful debate on a number of important topics. Safety […]

This week, Senate Bill 335, sponsored by Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) passed by a unanimous, bipartisan vote through the Senate Committee on Judiciary. Also known as the “Safeguarding Adopted Children from Sexual Violence Act”, SB 335 would provide that sexual intercourse or sodomy between certain family members related by adoption be regarded as incest. Incest […]

During our second week of the 2024 Georgia Legislative Session, I welcomed the opportunity to listen to budget presentations from the leaders of various state agencies. Budget week, as it is coined under the Gold Dome, is a tremendous opportunity for legislators to dialogue with these leaders and learn how their needs correlate with the […]

The New Year has arrived and with it begins a new regular session of the Georgia Legislature! Each year brings new challenges and opportunities alike. However, one thing will always remain the same: serving Georgia’s 56th district is my greatest honor. The Second Session of the 157th Georgia General Assembly began Monday, January 8, 2024. […]

January 2024 Newsletter

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

On Monday, 1/8/2024 we returned to the second year of the 157th Georgia General Assembly at your State Capitol. I have many important bills and priorities this year to continue serving and protecting the citizens of my district and entire state. As always, I will keep you updated through the legislative session with important updates […]

December 2023 Newsletter

Friday, December 08, 2023

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy New Year! Too often we are caught up in “political correctness” and miss the reason for the season. I am proud to wish you great tidings of joy and hope you will pass it along…

As the Senate Chairman of Public Safety, I work daily with dedicated city, county, school, state, and federal professionals whose noble career path requires them to prioritize saving lives, upholding the peace, and preserving our most cherished freedoms and liberties.  For these courageous individuals, those critical imperatives guide their duties as they face incredible demands […]

The Georgia Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce concluded its sixth and final meeting on November 14, 2023, at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. The committee, established via Senate Resolution 275 during the 2023 Legislative Session with bipartisan support and chaired by Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell), comprised both legislative and non-legislative members. Committee membership included […]

November 2023 Newsletter

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Governor Kemp announced that the state achieved an unprecedented milestone: a full decade of business excellence, earning the rank of No. 1 state for business for 10 consecutive years. No other state in the nation has achieved this benchmark!

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce, chaired by Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell), will be holding its final meeting at 9 a.m. at the Georgia State Capitol. The Senate Study Committee was created pursuant to Senate Resolution 275, sponsored by Sen. Albers, which passed during the 2023 Legislative […]

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 10 a.m., the Senate Committee on Public Safety, chaired by Senator John Albers (R – Roswell), and the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, chaired by Senator Chuck Payne (R – Dalton), will hold a joint meeting on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. The meeting will include presentations from […]

October 2023 Newsletter

Monday, October 09, 2023

The fall has arrived, and our hard work continues in the Georgia Senate. I have many important committees actively working, budget preparation, constituent services, etc.

Supporting Israel

Monday, October 09, 2023

I stand with our great ally Israel after this horrific act of terrorism and war by Hamas. Innocent lives have been lost and we pray for their families, safety, and continued struggle for freedom and liberty.  It is time for the world to come together and end this senseless violence. #standwithIsrael

Today marks 22 years since 9/11/01. Do you remember how you felt on September 11th, and the days after? Did you thank a police officer or give blood? Did you have a tear in your eye when you passed a fire station? Did you talk to complete strangers or give grace and forgiveness to those you previously denied […]

ATLANTA (August 21, 2023) | Today, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Senator John Albers (R – Roswell), and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Chuck Payne (R – Dalton), announced plans to host a joint committee meeting concerning the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This meeting will take place on […]

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, the Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce, chaired by Senator John Albers (R – Roswell), will be holding its third meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the Kia Assembly Plant in West Point, Georgia. The Senate Study Committee was created pursuant to Senate Resolution 275, sponsored by Sen. Albers, which passed during the […]

Transplant two years later…

Friday, July 21, 2023

It was 2 years ago today, July 21st, 2021, when my son Will and I walked into Emory Hospital at 5:00 am for kidney transplant surgery. Some days it feels like it was an eternity ago and others like it was yesterday. Our story began in August of 2020, when Will was rushed to the […]

Summer 2023 Newsletter

Monday, June 26, 2023

Summer has arrived and the work to keep Georgia the #1 place to live, work, play, and raise a family continues. Our 2023 legislative session was an overwhelming success, and I am proud serve you. As a reminder, this is the first of a two-year process…

This morning, Senate Committee on Public Safety Chairman Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) released the following statement in response to actions taken by Neo-Nazi activists over the weekend outside of a Cobb County Synagogue: “It is disheartening to see that in today’s day and age, we are still dealing with the issue of antisemitism. […]

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, the Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce, chaired by Senator John Albers (R – Roswell), will be holding its first meeting at 1:00 p.m. at the Georgia Experience Center. The Senate Study Committee was created pursuant to Senate Resolution 275, sponsored by Sen. Albers, which passed during the 2023 Legislative Session with […]

Yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Senate Bill 3 into law. Sponsored by Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell), this measure requires the Department of Administrative Services to frequently assess a number of educational and experience requirements necessary for employment for state entities. “Georgia remains the number one state in the nation in which to […]

April 2023 Newsletter

Monday, April 03, 2023

The 2023 legislative session has been adjourned, Sine Die! I am proud of our work this year. While everything did not pass, this is the first of a two year process. All bills currently in process will still be active when we return in January of 2024.  djourned, Sine Die! I am proud of our […]

On Wednesday, March 29, the Georgia General Assembly closed out the 2023 Legislative Session on Sine Die. Not only did we have a productive Legislative Day 40, but we had an incredibly productive session and I want to extend my gratitude to Governor Brian Kemp and Lt. Governor Burt Jones and the Republican Majority Caucus […]

There is only one week left in the 2023 Legislative Session as we close out Week 11.  With Sine Die on March 29, the Senate has wasted no time vetting House bills in Senate Committees and passing them upon the Senate floor. This week, the Senate has successfully passed 30 House Bills. I am delighted […]

With week 10 of the 2023 Legislative Session coming to an end, we are quickly approaching Sine Die on March 29, the final day of session. This week, the Senate has worked diligently and effectively. Since the gavel fell on Legislative Day 28, Crossover Day, the Senate has successfully passed over 60 House Bills. I […]

March 2023 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

We are the final weeks of the 2023 Legislative Session moving one step closer to Sine Die on March 29, the final day of session. My Senate colleagues and I remain studious in our endeavors to ensure all legislation is properly vetted and voted upon to improve the life of Georgians…

With week nine of the 2023 Legislative Session coming to an end, we move one step closer to Sine Die on March 29, the final day of session. My Senate colleagues and I remain studious in our endeavors to ensure all legislation is properly vetted and voted upon to improve the life of Georgians. Monday, […]

As the Senate concludes week eight of the 2023 Legislative Session, my Senate colleagues and I remain diligent in our efforts to ensure all legislation is properly vetted as we descend upon Crossover Day. Monday. March 6 marks the infamous Legislative Day 28 and the deadline is quickly approaching to have legislation passed through the […]

As the Senate concludes week seven of the 2023 Legislative Session, my colleagues and I continue to work at a rapid pace to ensure legislation is properly vetted in the committee process and sufficiently debated on the Senate floor before a final vote. With only one full week of legislative days remaining until we arrive […]

We have officially reached the halfway point of the 2023 Legislative Session as Thursday marked Legislative Day 20 under the Gold Dome. The Senate has been hard at work continuing to pass important and needed legislation to better the lives of all Georgians as a total of 17 bills are now on their way to […]

This week, Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) introduced Senate Bill 149, also known as the “Georgia Door-To-Door Sales Act.” “As Georgia continues to lead the nation in business, we must ensure that consumers are protected from unfair business practices, especially in the place they should feel the most secure – in their own homes,” […]

Things have really begun to ramp up under the Gold Dome as we close out week five of the 2023 Legislative Session. A number of bills were passed out of the Senate and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees met to closely analyze each section of House Bill 18, the Amended FY 2023 Budget. On Tuesday, the Senate […]

February 2023 Newsletter

Friday, February 10, 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session is moving swiftly as we work on important bills to ensure Georgia remains the #1 place to live, work, play and raise a family. I was honored to pass the first bill of the Senate for the second year in a row…

As the fourth week of the 2023 session winds down to a close, the Senate has a number of accomplishments we can build upon to continue a productive session. Not only did committees get down to work and begin the process of assessing assigned pieces of legislation, we also passed our first measure on the […]

Yesterday, Senate Bill 11, sponsored by Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell), passed with bipartisan support in the Senate Chamber. SB 11 is the first piece of legislation to pass out of the Senate in the 2023 Legislative Session. Also known as the “Georgia Fights Terrorism Act,” SB 11 would provide independent and concurrent jurisdiction […]

January 2023 Newsletter

Monday, January 16, 2023

Happy New Year! On Monday, January 9th I was sworn in to continue my service to you in the Senate. I am grateful for the opportunity to help keep Georgia the #1 place to live, work, play and raise a family…

Senator John Albers (R – Roswell) was reinstated as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety for the 2023 Legislative Session. The Senate Committee on Assignments, chaired by Lt. Governor Burt Jones, is responsible for assigning the Senate body to committees. The Senate Committee on Public Safety oversees legislation related to the security and […]

December 2020 Newsletter

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy New Year! Too often we are caught up in“political correctness” and miss the reason for the season. I am proud to wish you greattidings of joy and hope you will pass it along. To my Jewish friends let the lights lead yourway to a Happy Hanukkah…

November 2022 Newsletter

Saturday, November 12, 2022

It has been another beautiful fall in Georgia. It reminds us of the changing seasons and wonderful blessings we all share in our great state. Like you, I will proudly cast my vote to keep Georgia the #1 place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

Election Results

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thank you for the great honor and privilege to serve you in elected office. I am humbled and overwhelmed to achieve another re-election victory. A very special thank you to my wife Kari, sons Will & Ryan, extended family, friends and volunteers for their unending support of me. You make the difference in every election […]

October 2022 Newsletter

Thursday, September 29, 2022

All election cycles bring excitement, frustration, and media attention. I view each race like a job interview looking for someone with the proper experience, values, and record. I am proud of Governor Brian Kemp along with the Georgia Senate & House for making us the #1 place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

September 2022 Newsletter

Monday, September 19, 2022

The fall is rapidly approaching, and it is great to see Georgia continuing to thrive. Do you remember 2 years ago or even last year? Most states were closed down, kids were unable to attend school in person and economies were faltering. Shutdowns were happening almost everywhere, but not in Georgia! Governor Brian Kemp opened […]

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

We are halfway through 2022 and it is good to see normalcy return after the pandemic. We are blessed to live in Georgia and I am very proud of Governor Brian Kemp and my fellow legislators for our proactive work to stay the #1 place to live, work, play and raise a family.

Recently, House Bill 275, sponsored in the Senate by Senator John Albers (R – Roswell), known as the “Giving the Gift of Life Act,” was officially signed by Governor Brian Kemp. “Many families in Georgia have experienced the difficult decision to either donate potentially life-saving organs or risk losing their insurance coverage,” said Sen. Albers. […]

May 2022 Newsletter

Monday, May 02, 2022

Early voting for the primary election starts today…

April 2022 Newsletter

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Senator Albers provides a recap of the 2022 session which adjourned “Sine Die” on April 4, 2022.

Last Friday, Senator John Albers secured the Republican nomination for State Senate District 56.

March 2022 Newsletter

Monday, March 07, 2022

Senator John Albers presents this newsletter covering the 2022 legislative session current in process.

Senator John Albers represents the 56th District, which includes portions of Cherokee, Cobb and Fulton Counties, including the communities of Holly Springs, Mountain Park, Roswell and Woodstock. He serves as chairman of the Public Safety committee, Vice Chairman of Finance, and subcommittee chair of the Appropriations committee. He is also a member of the Rules, Regulated Industries, and Government Oversight committees.

Senator John Albers on porch