Representative Christian Coomer (R-Cassville) has served the citizens of Bartow and Floyd Counties in the Georgia House of Representatives since his election in November 2010. As their voice in the General Assembly, Representative Coomer has become a leader under the Gold Dome by putting conservative principles into action through responsible governing.
Representative Coomer’s legislative achievements reflect his priorities of maintaining a lean state government without raising taxes, while keeping spending on education, economic development, and infrastructure improvements a priority. As an Administration Floor Leader for Governor Nathan Deal, Representative Coomer ushered through the House of Representatives signature legislation on criminal justice reform, the Georgia Veteran’s Workforce Act, restoring the HOPE grant, and providing a new alternative for children trapped in failing schools. As Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Christian Coomer works with the Georgia Department of Transportation to ensure its nearly $3 billion annual budget guarantees Georgia has the infrastructure in place throughout the state to continue being the best state in the nation to do business for years to come.
Christian graduated from Lee University, magna cum laude, and the University of Georgia School of Law before serving his country in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Christian continues to serve as a JAG in the Georgia Air National Guard.
Christian lives in Bartow County with his wife, Heidi, and their growing family. In addition to private law practice, Christian is an active leader in the community having served on the boards of many charitable organizations. Chairman Coomer is also the founder of the Georgia Veterans Association, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that raises funds for local veterans’ groups and activities. In 2015, he was presented the Chief Justice Robert Benham award for his contributions to the profession of law as a leader in community service and volunteerism.
The Coomer family is members of the Adairsville Church of God where Christian serves on the church’s board of directors and has taught Sunday school for many years. Christian’s wife, Heidi, has served as the church’s minister of music since 2005. They have two sons, Christian and Collin.