We just received word that former Senator Nathan Dean passed away this morning. We offers our condolences and prayers for the Senator’s friends and family.
Dean served until 2004. Dean was elected to the state House in 1964 and served there until 1974. He was elected to the Senate in 1975, serving 20 years before leaving office. He represented Polk County as well as parts of Bartow, Haralson and Paulding counties. The District 31 seat today is held by Bill Heath, a Republican from Bremen. Dean has been honored repeatedly throughout the Senate district, especially in Rockmart with his name on the community center, area highways and other tributes.