Elena Parent

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Elena Parent
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Georgia State Senate, District 42
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives District 81
January 11, 2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia, 1998
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law, 2002
BirthdayDecember 27, 1975
Place of birthWashington, DC
(timed out) Office website
Personal website
Elena Parent (b. December 27, 1975) is a Democratic member-elect of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 42.

Parent served in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 81 from 2011 to 2013.


Parent is Director of Development for HOPE Atlanta, a non-profit dedicated to preventing homelessness. She previously worked as chief of staff for state Sen. David Adelman and as a litigator for the firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Parent and her husband, Briley Brisendine, have one son.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parent served on the following committees:



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Elena C. Parent defeated R. Kyle Williams in the Democratic primary, while Gregory E. "Greg" Williams was unopposed in the Republican primary. Parent defeated Williams in the general election.[1][2][3]

Georgia State Senate, District 42 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElena Parent 74.4% 39,791
     Republican Greg Williams 25.6% 13,680
Total Votes 53,471


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Parent had no opposition in the primary. She defeated incumbent Jill Chambers (R) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 81 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Elena Parent (D) 3,342 52.2%
Jill Chambers (R) 3,056 47.8%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Parent was up for re-election, he collected $208,221 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Parent, Elena $10,155
Democratic Women Of Georgia $4,800
Teamsters $4,800
Jason Carter Campaign CMTE $4,400


Parent and her husband, Briley, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jill Chambers
Georgia House District 81
Succeeded by
Scott Holcomb (D)