Mac Collins

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Mac Collins

Michael Allen "Mac" Collins (born October 15, 1944 in Jackson , Butts County , Georgia ; † November 20, 2018 ) was an American politician . Between 1993 and 2005 he represented the state of Georgia in the US House of Representatives .


Mac Collins attended public schools in his home country. He then worked in his father's concrete factory before serving in the Georgia National Guard from 1964 to 1970 . He then founded a shipping company that is now run by his sons. Politically, Collins was a member of the Democratic Party until 1980 , when he joined the Republicans . Between 1977 and 1981 he was chairman of the Butts County county council. Between 1989 and 1993, Collins was a member of the Georgia Senate .

In the 1992 congressional election he was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the third constituency of Georgia , where he succeeded the previously defeated Democrat Richard Ray on January 3, 1993 . After five re-elections, he was able to complete six legislative terms in Congress by January 3, 2005 . Since 2003 he represented the eighth district of Georgia there.

In 2004, Collins waived another congressional candidacy. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully for his party's nomination for the US Senate elections . In 2006 he made an unsuccessful attempt to return to Congress.

Web links

  • Mac Collins in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)