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Charlie Bethel's Biography

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Full Name:

Charles 'Charlie' Jones Bethel




Wife: Lynsey; 3 Children: Henry, Jeb, Joanna

Birth Date:


Home City:

Dalton, GA



JD, University of Georgia School of Law, 1998-2001

BBA, Management, University of Georgia - Terry College of Business, 1995-1998

Former Member, Dalton City Council

Former Administration Floor Leader, Georgia State Senate

Senator, Georgia State Senate, District 54, 2010-2017

Former Secretary, Retirement Committee, Georgia State Senate

Former Member, Special Judiciary Committee, Georgia State Senate

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2017-present

Justice, Georgia State Supreme Court, 2017-present

Mediator, Bethel Resolutions, Limited Liability Company, 2016-present

Candidate, Georgia State Supreme Court, 2020

Director of Strategic and Legal Affairs, J&J Flooring Group, 2010-2015

Director of Human Resources, J+J/Invision, 2005-2010

Attorney, Minor, Bell & Neal, Professional Corporation, 2003-2005

Assistant City Solicitor, City of Dalton, 2003-2004

Law Clerk, Judge Charles A. Pannell, Junior, of the United States District Court, 2001-2003

Volunteer Youth Athletic Coach, Dalton Parks and Recreation Department, present

Member, Dalton Rotary Club, present

Volunteer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, present

Member, First Baptist Church of Dalton, present

Member, Georgia Public Policy Foundation, present

Former Board Member, Dalton Education Foundation

Former Member, Legislative Action Committee of the Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce

Former Chair, Professional Division of the Annual Campaign of the United Way of Northwest Georgia


20 under 40, Dalton Magazine;
40 under 40 list for the State of Georgia, Georgia Trend;
40 under 40 recognition, UGA Alumni Association
Defender of Liberty Award from the American Conservative Union
Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business

Spouse's Occupation:

Doctor of Pharmacy, Part-time Pharmacist, church ministries, community service