Richard M. Golick

Representative from the 40th District at Georgia House of Representatives

Richard M. Golick

Richard M. Golick

Representative from the 40th District at Georgia House of Representatives

Biography

Rep. Rich Golick
R-34

Biography
Rich Golick is serving his 8th term in the Georgia
House of Representatives, representing the 40th
State House District that includes parts of Smyrna,
Vinings, Mableton, and Atlanta. He serves as
Chairman of the Judiciary Committee (Non-Civil), th
e Insurance Committee, the Regulated
Industries Committee, the Appropriations Committee,
and Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee.
Previous to assuming the Chairmanship of the Judici
ary Committee, Rich served as Governor Sonny
Perdue's Senior Administration Floor Leader in the
State House for five years.
Rich graduated from Emory University with a degree
in Political Science and earned his law degree
at Georgia State University. During law school summ
ers, Rich served as a law clerk in the criminal
division of the Justice Department in Washington, D
.C. during the Administration of President
George H.W. Bush, and he subsequently clerked in th
e criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Prior to his election, Rich served as legislative a
ide to the Senate Special Judiciary Committee as
well as Special Counsel to the State Senate Republi
can Caucus. During his tenure in the State House
Rich has been recognized by various groups for his
legislative achievements, including the Georgia
District Attorneys Association, the Georgia Associa
tion of Educators, the Georgia Hospital
Association, Georgia Conservation Voters, Cure Auti
sm Now and Georgia Watch. Georgia Watch,
Georgia's premier consumer watchdog group, recogniz
ed Rich with its 2008 Legislator of the Year
Award for Rich's legislative work on behalf of Geor
gia's consumers. WSB radio host and consumer
advocate Clark Howard presented Rich with the award
.
In 2010 the Georgia Chamber of Commerce presented R
ich with its Legislator of the Year Award for
Rich's work in combating identity fraud.
Major Legislation Passed by Rich Golick:

2012-2013: Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

2012: Special Needs Scholarship Waiver

2012: Foreclosure Fraud Act

2012: Foreclosure Fraud Act

2012: Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

2010: Comprehensive Amendments to Georgia's Crimina
l Street Gang and Anti-Terrorism
Act: Amendments to Georgia's Identity Fraud statute
.

2009: Georgia's Kidnapping Statute

2007: Whistleblower Protection Act

2006: Private Property Protection Act

2006: Georgia Child Care Tax Credit

2005: Crime Victims Restitution Act

2005: Criminal Justice Act

2005: Comprehensive Ethics Reform

2002: Anti-Racial Discrimination in Insurance Prici
ng

2000: Cobb County Taxpayers Reassessment Relief Act

1999: Volunteers in Medicine Act
In the community Rich has coached Smyrna Soccer, Sm
yrna Little League and Upward Football. He
is a Member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Friend
s of the Smyrna Library, Smyrna Vinings
Ducks Unlimited, the South Cobb Arts Alliance, the
Vinings Rotary Club (Honorary), and previously
served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the
Georgia Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In the
private sector Rich works as Southeast Regional Cou
nsel for Allstate Insurance Company, and is
married to Maria Golick, a Cobb County State Court
Judge. They have two sons (Marshall, 12 and
Davis, 10), and the family attends Holy Spirit Cath
olic Church in Atlanta.

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Richard M. Golick
Representative from the 40th District at Georgia House of Representatives
Education
Law Degree

Georgia State University College of Law is a school.

Political Science

Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools as well as one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb. Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate more than $500 million in research funding annually, while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The university is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, and by collaboration among its schools, centers and partners.

Career History
Representative from the 40th District
1999 - Current
Clerk, Criminal Division
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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