About William Ligon
“My work has required me to
manage a small business, interpret the law, apply the law, and conduct a courtroom with an even temperament to ensure each person was heard and respected. These types of experiences have prepared me for the process of writing laws, which is the work legislators must accomplish during their 40 days in the General Assembly each year."
- William Ligon
Senator William Ligon was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in November 2010. His fourth term began with the start of the 2017 Legislative Session.
For the 2017-2018 General Assembly, Sen. Ligon will serve as Chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, Vice-Chairman of Ethics, and Vice-Chairman of Reapportionment. He will continue to serve as a member of the Appropriations, Health and Human Services, and Judiciary committees. He continues to serve as a member of the Jekyll Island Legislative Oversight Committee.
In previous years, Sen. Ligon served as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and Chairman of the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee. He also has served as a member of the committees on Public Safety and Regulated Industries and Utilities. During the previous term, Sen. Ligon served as the Caucus Chairman.
He has received several legislative awards over the past four years. These include The Rising Star Award from the Georgia Republican Assembly, the Defender of Liberty Award from the American Conservative Union, Legislator of the Year Award from Green Law as part of the Environmental Heroes Celebration, the Clean Water Champion Award from the Georgia Water Coalition, a 100% Voting Record from the National Federation of Independent Business, and most recently received Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Formerly, Senator Ligon served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Brunswick for 16 years. He has practiced law for 30 years and managed his own law firm since 1993. He is the Senior Partner of Ligon, Lindberg, and Lanier, P.C., with offices in Brunswick and St. Simons Island.
A graduate of Glynn Academy, Senator Ligon earned his Bachelor’s degree at Valdosta State College and his law degree from Mercer University’s School of Law, graduating from both with academic honors. His political calling began on the local level when he first chaired the Glynn County Young Republicans. In Washington, D.C., Sen. Ligon worked as an intern with Senator Mack Mattingly in the United States Senate.
Senator Ligon and his wife, Kim, a former public school teacher, have five children and reside on St. Simons Island.