Bill Cowsert

Bill Cowsert, headshot, smiling at the cameraSenator Cowsert, District 46  (R)

2007 – present

Office: 121- F State Capitol
Bill Cowsert’s Website

Rules (Vice Chairman)
Reapportionment and Redistricting (Vice Chairman)
Health and Human Services
Regulated Industries and Utilities (Chairman)
Judiciary (Vice Chairman)
Health and Human Services
Finance (Ex-Officio)

Signature Policies

Opposition to Internal Sexual Harassment Investigations: Senator Cowsert was an vocal supporter of efforts to limit internal investigations in the Georgia Senate on accusations of sexual harassment. The new rules were passed at the beginning of the 2019 session but were mostly reversed at the very end of the same session.

Opposition to Abortion: Senator Cowsert is pro-life and was supporter of HB 481, the so-called “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill.

Bill Cowsert was the majority leader in the state senate from 2014-2018 and has been involved in the crafting of a number of important pieces of legislation.

Election Results

2020 General Election

Bill Cowsert (R) – 61.0%
Zachary Perry (D) – 39.0%

Voting Record

Collect Internet Sales Tax: YES
Fight Hate Crimes: YES
Adopt Budget: YES
“Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights”: YES
License / Criminalize Hemp: did not vote
Stop Burning Creosote RR Ties: YES
Ban Surprise Medical Bills: YES
Postpartum Medicaid Coverage: YES
Raise Coal Ash Fee: YES
Expunge More Criminal Records: YES
Restrict Signature Bonds: YES
Learn more about 2020 votes.

Protect Confederate Monuments: YES
Require Schools Allow Recess: YES
Apply for Medicaid Waivers: YES
Takeover the Atlanta Airport: YES
Improve EMS Transparency: YES
Buy Voting Machines: YES
Protect Renters from Retaliation: NO
Ban Abortion: YES
Learn more about 2019 votes.