Brian Strickland is running for State Senator in District 17 as a Republican. He not only practices law in McDonough with the law firm of Smith, Welch, Webb & White but is a direct descendent of one of the original founders of Henry County. Strickland’s roots run deep in the community professionally and personally as he and his wife, Lindsay Strickland, raise two boys.
"During the 2020 campaign, I look forward to the opportunity to share the legislation I have fought for at the State Capitol along with the vision I have for our state and region moving forward. I hope to see you on the campaign trail soon and encourage you to reach out to me directly if you have any particular questions or thoughts to share. Together, we can set aside all the political noise thrown at us and work to move this state forward and keep Newton, Henry, and Rockdale Counties great places to grow a career and raise a family"
HB 426—Codifies a hate crimes law for the state that allows for enhanced sentencing for those that select a victim for a crime based on bias
SB 838—Supports our first responders and law enforcement jobs by adding new safeguards that protect and support police from intimidation, harassment, and terrorism
SB 408—Allows workers to use portions of sick leave to care for other immediate family members that are sick and in their care and ensures that the Department of Labor can continue providing the assistance needed for those impacted by COVID-19
HB 888—Prevents patients from being given a surprise medical bill for services provided outside of a network
SB 393—Creates a legal division for the GBI to assist local prosecutors with taking down organized crime such as human trafficking, online child trafficking and gangs
SB 426—Requires automatic public disclosure of any unauthorized releases of ethylene oxide
SB 435—Provides solutions for human trafficking by creating way to have criminal convictions obtained while being trafficked restricted from their records to assist with obtaining employment and escaping traffickers
SB 477—Modernized our law to protect victims of domestic violence from being improperly arrested by law enforcement
HB 912—Removes red tape for foster and care at home respite parents by providing flexibility intraining requirements and allowing for temporary babysitters
HB 987—Protects senior citizens in long-term care facilities, personal care homes, and memory care facilities by requiring minimum staff to patient ratios while maintaining the training and resource requirements these facilities need to fight future virus outbreaks such as COVID-19
Georgia State Senate District 17 encompasses parts of Newton, Henry, and Rockdale counties with nearly 150,000 registered voters. Brian Strickland entered his second full term in the Georgia Senate in 2020. Brian, his wife Lindsay, and their two children reside in McDonough, GA. Through Brian’s leadership position at the capitol where he fights for District 17, and all of Georgia, he has impacted Georgia for the better through various executed actions. Not only did Brian support the First Responder bill which aids police, firefighter, and EMS personnel but he was a key player in the passing of the Georgia Criminal Justice reform bills and Georgia Surprise Medical bills. Above and beyond that, Brian labored to bring funding to Southern Crescent Technical College making it one of the top technical schools in Georgia and is constantly raising the bar in the fight against human trafficking.