Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Heath Garrett to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission:
Garrett is a founding member of the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC. He leads the Southeast office of the Stevens and Schreifer Group, a national media advertising firm. Garrett currently serves on the boards of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Council for Quality Growth and the Georgia chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
He previously served as U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s chief of staff, where he worked as the chief political strategist for Isakson’s successful U.S. Senate campaigns in 2004 and 2010. Garrett’s other political clients have included: Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Secretary of State Brian Kemp and the Georgia Republican Party.
From 1996 to 1998, he served as a legal and policy adviser to Chairman Johnny Isakson and the Georgia State Board of Education. Garrett is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1995, where he served as an editor for the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Garrett and his wife, Lee, have three children. The family resides in Marietta.