Senator Bill Cowsert, a Republican, was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. He represents the citizens of Clarke, Oconee and Walton counties. Senator Cowsert serves as Chair of the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee and as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Committee on Assignments, Health and Human Services Committee, Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee and Rules Committee and as Ex-Officio on the Finance Committee.

Born September 1, 1958, in Jackson, Mississippi, and raised in Macon, Georgia, Senator Cowsert graduated from Macon Central High School, earned a B.S. in business administration from Presbyterian College, and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Senator Cowsert is a founding partner of the Athens’ based law firm Cowsert & Heath.

He is the past president of the Athens Sertoma Club and Clarke County Heart Association, and past board member of the Athens Touchdown Club. Senator Cowsert and his wife, Amy, are the parents of three grown children: Will, Bob, and Caty. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, where Senator Cowsert is an elder.