State Senator Fran Millar, a Republican, was elected to the State Senate for Georgia’s 40th District in 2010. Senator Millar represents portions of DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.
Senator Millar serves as Chairman of the Higher Education Committee and Secretary of Health and Human Services Committee. He is also a member of the Education and Youth, and Rules committees.
Additionally, Senator Millar serves on the Governor’s Education Reform Commission and the Governor’s Child Welfare Reform Commission. He also serves on the Southern Regional Education Board and the Board for Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.
Senator Millar brings a wealth of government experience to his Senate position. He served his first terms in the State Legislature in 1998-2010 with the House of Representatives. He was recognized as Policymaker of the Year in 2008 by the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education. He was also awarded the 2010 Advocacy Award by All About Developmental Disabilities. He was first elected to the State Senate in 2010.
In 2012, the National Federations of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded Senator Millar with the Guardian of Small Business Award. In 2013, Senator Millar was recognized by the American Conservative Union (ACU) for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the legislation session. The Georgia Chamber has designated him with a ‘A+’ rating for three consecutive years, and in 2014 he was named the organization’s ‘Legislator of the Year’.
Senator Millar is a native of New London, Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and works as an independent consultant. Senator Millar serves as an ex-officio member of the Dunwoody Homeowners Board of Directors.
He and his wife, Mary, have three children and seven grandchildren. They are active members of the Dunwoody United Methodist Church.