|Address||3212 Cloudland Court |
Buford, Georgia 30519, United States
|| January 27, 1954
Jun 26, 2020 12:48pm
Caucasian - Jewish -
|Info||Senator Renee Unterman was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2002 after having served two terms in the Georgia House of Representatives. She serves as Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, Vice-Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, and a member of the Rules and Appropriations Committees. She also is an Ex-Officio of the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee. |
Senator Unterman grew up in Gwinnett County and graduated from Berkmar High School. She earned her Nursing Degree from Georgia State University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. After graduation, she worked as an emergency room and critical care nurse.
As Mayor of Loganville, Senator Unterman worked to build a library, start senior programs, fight water pollution and improve parks. She improved public safety by opening a new fire station and police headquarters.
As a Gwinnett County Commissioner, Sen. Unterman led the creation of Lenora, Lawrenceville and Bethesda Parks and was one of the earliest advocates for controlling growth in Gwinnett. She also worked to improve conservation and water quality.
Her leadership skills in the State House of Representatives was demonstrated when she sponsored and fought for legislation which allowed patients to choose their own hospital. She authored new legislation which would protect the elderly and disabled against abuse.
Senator Unterman founded and served as Chairman of Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services, a private charitable organization that has been nationally recognized as a leader in local community service and public-private partnerships. This private charity helps fund Meals on Wheels and Adult Day Care.
Senator Unterman has served on the Gwinnett County Soil and Water Conservation Board, Gwinnett, Rockdale/Newton Board of Health, Greater Gwinnett Republican Women as an active member, Next Generation Sportsmen, American Legislative Exchange Council.
Senator Unterman has two children, Zak and Rachel. She is a native Georgian and has lived in Gwinnett for over 30 years.