Doug Collins grew up in Hall County, where he learned about public service from his dad, a Georgia State Trooper, and his mom, a care provider to local senior citizens. Following their example, Doug has lived a life of faith, public service and conservative values.
Doug has proudly represented Northeast Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013. In 2018, his colleagues elected him to serve as Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, where he leads his Republican colleagues in the fight against Democrats' baseless investigations into President Donald J. Trump.
As a U.S. Congressman representing Georgia’s 9th District, Doug introduced a resolution urging the Obama administration to stop infringing on religious liberty -- to allow chaplains of any faith to continue providing religious services. He is a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary and is Vice-Chair of its Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. As a member of the House Committee on Rules, he also helps to manage every piece of House legislation that comes to the House floor.
Prior to his service as a U.S. Representative, Doug was elected to represent District 27 in Georgia's House of Representatives in 2006. During his time in the state legislature, Doug led House Republicans as the Governor’s Floor Leader, spearheading efforts to secure programs like Georgia's HOPE scholarship for future generations.
In addition to his service as a pastor and representative, Doug has also ministered as an Air Force Reserve chaplain since 2002. Stationed at Balad Air Force Base, he served a combat tour in Iraq in 2008.
Doug graduated from North Hall High School, and he earned a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from North Georgia College and State University. Doug also has a Master’s degree in Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.
Doug has been married to Lisa Collins, a 5th grade teacher, for over 30 years. Doug and Lisa have operated small businesses, ranging from a scrapbook store to the law firm of Collins and Csider, LLC.
They have three children – their daughter Jordan, and sons Copelan and Cameron. The Collins Family are members of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville.