Douglas, who represents District 17 which includes Newton County and parts of Henry, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton Counties, has been in the state senate since January 2005. Previously, he served one term as a state Representative from 2002-2004 and as a member of the Newton County Board of Education from 1998-2002.
"It is a great honor to represent the people of the 17th senate district in Atlanta and I will continue to work to ensure that all of the citizens of these five counties have a voice when decisions are being made that impact our lives," said Douglas in a released statement.
In the senate, Douglas served as the chairman of the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, secretary of the Higher Education Committee and as a member of the Appropriations, Transportation, Public Safety, Ethics, Education, Banks and Banking, and Science and Technology Committees. Prior to elected office, Douglas served as an officer in the army and retired from military service in 1994.