Senator Sonny Huggins (D-53)
|Legislative Office Building / Room 313 / Atlanta, GA 30334|
|P.O. Box 284 / LaFayette, GA 30728|
|(404) 656-0057||(706) 638-1409|
|Member||Senate Health & Human Services (H&HS)|
|Member||Senate Natural Resources (NatR)|
|Member||Senate Retirement (Ret)|
|Member||Senate Transportation (Trans)|
Waymond C. (Sonny) Huggins of LaFayette was elected to the state Senate from the 53rd District in 1996 for the 197-98 term of the General Assembly.
Huggins formerly served in the Senate from 1983-94, during which time he chaired the Senate Retirement Committee. He is a member of the Health & Human Services, the Natural Resources Committee, the Retirement and Transportation Committees.
In addition to his standing committee assignments, Huggins served from 1983-91 on the Senate Transportation Study Committee, which reviewed the planning and funding of Georgia's developmental highway system. He has also been a member of the Senate State Parks Study Committee; the Joint Study Committee on Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation and Natural Areas; and the Senate Study Committee on Older Georgians Transportation.
Huggins represents Georgia as an alternate member of the Environmental Quality and Natural Resources Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
Huggins helped to steer legislation through the General Assembly which regulates the establishment of hazardous waste sites and requires the Department of Natural Resources to notify affected areas and conduct public hearings on the plan if requested by local authorities.
Born September 3, 1927 in LaFayette, Huggins graduated from West Armuchee High School. He retired from the Georgia Forestry Commission in 1982 after 32 years as a forest ranger. He previously served with the U.S. Forest Service from 1946-50.
Huggins is a member of the Optimist Club and the Chamber of Commerce and is a Baptist. He and his wife, the former Annette Martin, are the parents of one son, Martin Cecil Huggins.
The 53rd Senatorial District includes: Dade, Walker, and Chattooga Counties and a portion of Whitfield County.