Senator William Ligon was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in November 2010. During the 2017-2018 General Assembly, Sen. Ligon served as Chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, Vice-Chairman of Ethics, and Vice-Chairman of Reapportionment. He also served as a member of the Appropriations, Health and Human Services, and Judiciary committees. He serves as Chairman 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 2015-2016 term, Sen. Ligon served as the Caucus Chairman.
He has received several legislative awards over the past eight 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, Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Baptist Convention, and most recently the Religious Freedom Award from Citizen Impact USA.
• Eight years serving in the State Senate.
• Married for almost 24 years to Kim, a
former public school teacher, they have
two boys and three girls.
• Practiced law for 33 years and has
managed his own law firm since 1993.
• Served as Special Master for the United
States District Court, Southern District of
• Served as the Municipal Court Judge for
the City of Brunswick for 16 years.
• Serves with Gideons International and
the Board of Directors for Maranatha
Faith Ministries, Inc., an organization
that supports homes for children in India.
Formerly, Senator Ligon served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Brunswick for 16 years. He has practiced law for 33 years and managed his own law firm since 1993. The Ligon Firm has offices in Brunswick on the Scranton Connector and on St. Simons Island on North Frederica.
After graduating from 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 Glynn County Young Republicans. Sen. Ligon later 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 in Camden County.
About William Ligon: Qualified Leadership
In Atlanta, William Ligon will be
an advocate for the conservative
principles of limited government,
lower taxes, free enterprise,
individual liberties, and