|Georgia State Senate District 17|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Douglas was First Vice-Chair of the Newton County Republican Party from 1997 to 1999, Alternate Delegate at the Republican National Convention from 1996 to 2000, member of the Newton County Board of Education from 1998 to 2002 and Chair in 2002, member of the Newton City Republican Party and Chair of the 45th Senate District of the DeKalb County Republican Party.
Douglas earned his B.S. in Political Science from North Georgia College and State University in 1976 and his M.A. in Library Studies and American Society from Mercer University in 1987. His professional experience includes working as a Field Representative for the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He served as an Officer/Major in the United States Army from 1977 to 1994.
- Appropriations Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Ethics Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Higher Education Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Public Safety Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Transportation Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, Georgia State Senate
On November 4, 2008, Douglas won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 17th Senate district. Douglas received 58,171 votes in the election, defeating Rudy Cox (D), who received 38,274 votes. Douglas raised $139,779 for his campaign in 2008; Cox raised $500.
|Georgia Senate, District 17|
|John Douglas (R)||58,171||60.3%|
In 2008, Douglas collected $139,779 in campaign contributions. The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:
|Georgia Medical Association||$4,000|
|Georgia Association of Realtors||$3,000|
|Carol Dianne Harkins||$2,300|
Douglas and his wife, Susan, have one child.
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|Georgia State Senate - District 17
| Succeeded by|
Rick Jeffares (R)