October 24: Sam Olens, GA Attorney General
Friday, October 24th
Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s 53rd Attorney General on January 10, 2011. As Attorney General, Olens is committed to serving Georgians by defending the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions and upholding the rule of law. He has fought for stronger laws to protect Georgians, including toughening penalties for criminals who engage in child sex trafficking, bolstering government transparency and stemming the surge of pill mills opening across the state.
Olens also led Georgia’s legal challenge against the Affordable Care Act and continues to defend Georgia from federal regulatory overreach. He has represented the State in crucial litigation to preserve Georgia’s water rights and removed legal barriers that were delaying the critical deepening of the Savannah Harbor.
Prior to being elected Attorney General, Olens served as Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children and reside in Cobb County.