Dedicated to South Georgia
Buddy Harden has dedicated his professional and personal life to serving the needs of South Georgia families. He is the only candidate with involvement in the agricultural, economic, healthcare and business activities in all of our communities. Buddy’s work as a successful pharmacist and business leader relies on his constant contact with countless residents in Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Pulaski and Worth. Only Buddy Harden has this unique insight into our daily lives.
A Trusted Local Leader
- 26 years as Owner, President and CEO of Independent Small Business
- Former CEO of the Georgia Pharmacy Association, Foundation and Insurance Trust
- Two-term Mayor
- Prior to election to the Georgia House, Served as Consultant to Georgia Medicaid.
504-G Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, Ga 30334
404.656.0188 – Office
458 Lakeshore Way
Cordele, Ga 31015
- Agriculture & Consumer Affairs – Vice Chairman +
The House Agricultural and Consumer Affairs Committee hears legislation that impacts Georgia’s largest economic industry, Agriculture. Other areas of concern are human nutrition, consumer consumption of food and its safety aspects, and plant industry.
- Appropriations – Member +
The main focus of the committee is the writing of the state’s amended and general fiscal year budgets for Georgia’s state agencies and departments. The committee also hears legislation that has considerable impact on the state revenue or expenditures.
- Banks & Banking – Member +
The committee has jurisdiction of financial institutions, real property finance, and corporate securities law.
- Health & Human Services – Member +
This committee is responsible for legislation that affects the conditions of safety regulations and social services for the citizens of Georgia. This Committee also addresses the legal areas surrounding medical professionals as well as medicinal provisions.
- Natural Resources & Environment – Vice Chairman +
The House Natural Resources and Environment Committee is assigned legislation pertaining to management, quality, and usage of Georgia’s natural resources. Within the full committee, there are two standing subcommittees: Environmental Quality and Resource Management. Legislation is assigned to these subcommittees based on the subject matter of each individual bill or resolution. The Committee Chairman is Representative Lynn Smith from Newnan, Georgia.
- Small Business Development – Secretary +
This committee is charged with drafting legislation that will enable the state’s small businesses to flourish and create more jobs.