Born November 10th in Hartwell, Georgia, Representative Alan Powell graduated from Hart County High School. He later attended Georgia Southwestern College, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science. He has been a lifelong resident of Hartwell, and resides on the shores of Lake Hartwell.

He is the owner of Red Clay Properties, and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1990. He is a senior member in the Georgia House of Representatives. Prior to his election to the Georgia General Assembly, he served as Chairman of the Hart County Board of Commissioners.

In the Georgia House or Representatives, he has served as Chairman of the Motor Vehicles and Public Safety & Homeland Security Committees. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee and is a standing member of Appropriations, Governmental Affairs, Motor Vehicles, Public Safety & Homeland Security, Rules, and Small Business Development Committees. He was appointed to serve on the Board of Homeland Security in 2018 by Governor Deal.

He is the State Representative for House District 32, which covers Franklin and Hart County and a portion of Madison County.