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The Governor
The Governor
Nathan Deal is the 82nd Governor of Georgia, husband to Sandra Deal, father to four children, and grandfather to six grandchildren.

Under Gov. Nathan Deal’s leadership, Georgia has risen to become the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business, a goal achieved by creating the Competitiveness Initiative, reforming our tax code, shaping our educational system to support our workforce needs and recruiting businesses to relocate here.

As Georgia’s 82nd governor since January 2011, he has cut state taxes, eliminated state agencies, reduced the state government workforce, saved HOPE from the brink of bankruptcy, championed education innovations and implemented significant cost-saving reforms in our criminal justice system. He fought to increase public safety on our waterways, improved our workforce by aiding veterans and technical college students and enacted stricter rules on lobbying to boost public trust.

Though he has reduced the size of state government, Gov. Deal has prioritized education and child safety funding as state revenues rebound from the Great Recession. In 2014, the governor increased k-12 spending by more than half a billion dollars, the largest increase in education in seven years. As concerned about our children’s safety as he is about their education, Gov. Deal has also started a three-year plan to add nearly 500 new child welfare case workers at DFCS.

Gov. Deal’s public service to his state spans four decades. The Sandersville native served in the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon in Augusta after graduating with a law degree from Mercer University, and then began a private law practice in Gainesville, the hometown of his wife, Sandra Dunagan Deal. While his wife taught in Hall County public schools, the governor began a long span of service to his community as prosecutor, judge, state senator and U.S. congressman.

During his 17 years in Congress, Deal rose to chair the Health Subcommittee of Energy and Commerce, where he became a noted expert on entitlement reform and health care policy.

Deal ended his congressional career to campaign for governor, becoming the Republican nominee in August 2010 and then winning the governorship in November of that year.

The governor and first lady have four adult children and six grandchildren.


The First Lady
The First  Lady
Sandra Deal is the First Lady of Georgia, a former teacher, mother to four children, and grandmother to six grandchildren.

First Lady Sandra Deal, the daughter of educators, has dedicated her life to encouraging childhood education. As a Georgia public school teacher, she taught for more than 15 years, and retired as a sixth grade middle school teacher in Hall County.

She has furthered those efforts in her role as Georgia’s First Lady, and promoting literacy has been one of her top priorities. As part of her “Read Across Georgia” tour, Sandra has visited and read to all 159 counties and 181 school districts to encourage student reading.  To date, she has visited more 320 schools, encouraging students to love reading and to become “life-long learners.” Like her husband, the First Lady believes a good education is the key to future success.

Community service and volunteering is also a top focus of the First Lady’s. To that end, Sandra launched “With a Servant’s Heart” in 2011. What began as a statewide day of service quickly grew into regular participation in community service programs and volunteer events across Georgia.

The First Lady serves as Chair of the Governor’s Office for Children and Family, where she promotes a statewide effort to strengthen and support families and communities. Mrs. Deal also serves as Co-Chair of the Georgia Children’s Cabinet, which coordinates policies and resources to improve outcomes for children and families. Among other issues, the First Lady provides leadership on child welfare and juvenile justice issues in Georgia.

Sandra grew up in Gainesville and graduated from Georgia College & State University. The Deals have been married for 47 years and have four children and six grandchildren. They attend First Baptist Church in Gainesville.


The Results
The Results

*According to Site Selection Magazine

*US Bureau of Labor Statistics


*Governor's Office of Planning and Budget

*The Business Journals 6/27/13


*2010 Campaign Promise

2013 Tax Foundation Report


*Governor's Office of Planning and Budget

*The Governor's Office of Student Achievement




The State
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Governor targets film industry, computer programming, engineering technicians and manufacturing in plan Gov. Nathan Deal today announced his proposal to expand Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Grants (SIWG) to include four additional areas of study in high demand: computer programing, certified engineering … [Read More]

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  SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 9:14 AM   by JOASH THOMAS - Peach Pundit Governor Deal answers questions at the Political Cocktails event. Photo: Joash Thomas Governor Nathan Deal seems to be making a conscious effort to actively engage with African Americans and … [Read More]


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Senator acknowledges that Deal’s spending plans had ‘unanimous’ Democrat support The “Seriousness Gap” in the Georgia governor’s race continues to widen. After months of avoiding the question of why he voted for three budgets he now attacks, Sen. Jason Carter … [Read More]

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Senator Jason Carter doesn’t seem quite as excited to have his longtime friend, President Obama, in town as he has in the past. The president will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in DeKalb County tomorrow. Carter’s unusual … [Read More]




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