Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) has spent his 14 years in the Georgia House of Representatives serving the citizens of Barrow County, House District 116, and the State of Georgia.
As chairman of the House Appropriations Committee since 2011, he has worked closely with state and legislative leaders to apply the conservative principles on which he was elected. He has focused on cutting government waste, streamlining services, and reforming Georgia’s tax code. Chairman England also has prioritized state spending in order to achieve full funding of public schools and to invest in infrastructure and economic development initiatives that over the past eight years have helped bring 800,000 new jobs to Georgia. He is co-chairman of The Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee and the House Rural Development Council. Working diligently year round, he has led legislative efforts to boost Georgia’s rural communities.
After attending the University of Georgia, Rep. England became a partner in the family’s fourth-generation construction company. He also farms and later became an agribusinessman. Now as president/CEO of Pete’s Enterprises, Inc., he provides consulting services in the construction and agribusiness industries.
Before his election to the Georgia General Assembly, he served as Chairman of the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce and in 2015 was named Citizen of the Year. In 2016, a lecture hall on the Barrow County Campus of Lanier Tech was named in his honor to recognize his commitment to the institution and to the community it serves. In 2017, a new 20,000-square-foot leadership center at the FFA-FCCLA Center in Newton County was named The Terry England Leadership Center. And in 2018, Mercer University awarded Rep. England its honorary Doctor of Laws Degree.
Terry and his wife, Cindy, have been married for more than 30 years. They are lifelong Georgians who still live on the Auburn farm that has been in the family for generations. Both are active in Auburn First Baptist Church, where Cindy serves on the Church Finance team, and Terry serves as a deacon.