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. I will bring those same abilities and decorum to the Senate.”
- William Ligon
Senator William Ligon, first elected to office in November 2010, began his third term in the Georgia Senate in January 2015. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Senate Majority Caucus Chairman.
In the previous legislative term, Sen. Ligon served as Chairman of the Senate State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee and as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee. He also served as a member of the Judiciary, Ethics, and Health and Human Services committees. He is a member of the Jekyll Island Legislative Oversight Committee.
In his freshman term, Sen. Ligon served as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. He also served as a member of the following committees: Health and Human Services, Judiciary, Public Safety, Ethics, and Regulated Industries and Utilities.
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, and a 100% Voting Record from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Formerly, Senator Ligon served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Brunswick for 16 years. He has practiced law for 28 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.