Jeffares serves as vice chairman to the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee. He is also a member of the Government Oversight; Natural Resources and the Environment; Regulated Industries and Utilities; and Veteran, Military and Homeland Security committees. Jeffares previously served as city manager to Locust Grove and on Henry County Commission. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from Clayton College and State University.
Jaffares is currently the owner of J&T Environmental Services and vice president of the Georgia Rural Water Association. He and his wife, Leslie, have four children and reside in Locust Grove.
Bethel is a Human Resources executive with J&J Industries in Dalton. He also serves on the Judiciary; Special Judiciary; Insurance and Labor; Retirement; and Reapportionment and Redistricting committees.
Prior to his service in the Senate, Bethel was elected twice to the Dalton City Council. Bethel earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a juris doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. He and his wife, Lynsey, have three children and reside in Dalton.