|Attorney General of Georgia|
January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Thurbert Baker|
|Born||Samuel Scott Olens
July 8, 1957
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||American University
Samuel Scott "Sam" Olens (born July 8, 1957) is the Attorney General for the state of Georgia. Previously, he was the chairman of the Cobb County Commission. He defeated former District Attorney Ken Hodges in the 2010 state elections in Georgia. Olens is the first person of the Jewish faith to win a statewide, partisan race in Georgia.
Early life and career
Olens is a Florida native, who was raised in New Jersey. He was elected to the Cobb County Commission in 1998, serving until 2010. He was the commission's chairman from 2002 to 2010. Since 2004, he has served as the chair of the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Olens worked alongside legislators to pass a re-write of Georgia's Open Meetings and Open Records Laws. HB 397 was the result in the 2012 legislative session, and was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on April 17, 2012.
Republican National Convention Address
Olens delivered a primetime address on national healthcare reform and federal regulatory overreach to the Republican National Convention in Tampa on August 29, 2012.
Most Influential List
In January 2013, Olens was named to Georgia Trend magazine's "Most Influential Georgians: Georgia's Power List".
- Galloway, Jim (November 6, 2010). "Sam Olens breaks through an ancient Georgia barrier". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- "Atlanta Forward: Sam Olens, Republican for attorney general". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. November 1, 2010.
- "Attorney General-elect Samuel S. Olens (GA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
- "Night of primaries reaps decisions in four states". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 11, 2010.
- Bluestein, Greg (November 3, 2010). "Olens defeats Hodges to win Georgia attorney general race". The Daily Citizen. Associated Press.
- "Attorney General Olens Recognizes National Human Trafficking Awareness Day". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "Senate Passes HB 200 Combating Sex Trafficking". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "HB 397 - Georgia's Updated Sunshine Laws". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens to speak at GOP convention". onlineathens.com. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- Grillo, Jerry (January 2013). "Most Influential Georgians: Georgia's Power List". georgiatrend.com. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
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