Greg Hecht for Georgia Attorney General
Greg Hecht was born in 1963 in Columbus, Georgia.
family moved to Atlanta where his
father retired as a Lt.
Colonel from the United States Air Force
and started a caulking and paint manufacturing company.
spent many of his
summers working on the plant floor sweeping and putting labels on cans 8 hours a day with a glue brush.
Greg's mother was actively involved in many philanthropic organizations, which inspired Greg toward community service.
As a college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Greg received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Given to One Man and One Woman in the Graduating Class "Who Best Demonstrates Unselfish Interest in Human Welfare.
has always taken the tenet of this award to heart.
respect for all people and desire to improve the lives of those most vulnerable propelled his
career into public service.
After college, Greg
JD degree from UGA's law school.
Early in his career, Greg served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Georgia from 1989-1993.
prosecuted violent criminals, drug dealers, sex offenders, child abusers, identity thieves, and murderers.
During this time, he served as a Special DEA Airport Drug Prosecutor also.
After his time protecting Georgia's most vulnerable, Greg served as a County Attorney and later started a law firm where he now pays 10 employees every 2 weeks as a small businessman.
family spent 20 years living in Jonesboro and serving the community.
In 1997, Greg
experience as an ADA and small businessman to the Ga. legislature as a State Senator and State Representative.
6 years in the legislature, Greg
authored laws for child abuse reporting protocols, giving special guardian powers to court appointed child advocates, requiring criminal background checks for daycare workers, making elder abuse a felony, applying strong penalties for vote fraud, to protect the Hope Scholarship, for veterans' protections and for tax relief.
is married to Cheri Hecht, and they have 3 daughters.
Greg served 16 years on the Alzheimer's Services Board including 3 years as Chair, 10 years on the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity Board including a term as President, 9 years on the Families First Board which provides group homes, adoptive and foster care services for abused and neglected children and young mothers, and 3 Years on the Prevention Plus Board which maintains a teen center to keep our youth off the streets and away from drugs.
is the 1999 Council on Aging's Legislator of the Year
, the 1998 Speak up for Children's Legislative Service Award Recipient, and the 2002 Gideon's Trumpet Award Recipient Given to "One Georgian Who Best Ensures Equal Justice for All."
Greg's life has been about protecting Georgians and providing checks and balances in government.
will carry those values into office as the next Attorney General of the State of Georgia
Protecting Georgia's Children
has worked for over 25 years to protect children from abuse as an Assistant District Attorney and State Senator, State Representative, community servant, and adoptive parent.
As an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Georgia
from 1989 to1993, Greg
prosecuted many child abuse, child molestation, pimping, sexual predator, drug dealer, armed robbery, kidnapping, and violent crime cases including murder cases.
100% of those convictions were upheld on appeal.
In the Georgia Legislature as a State Representative and later a State Senator, Greg
authored legislation providing guardian ad litem powers to court appointed special advocates to protect children in deprivation and abuse proceedings.
Other laws Greg
authored and co-authored:
2001-2002 - Women's Division - Georgia Psychological Association legislative service award recipient given to Senator Hecht for his legislative work targeting child pimps and sex traffickers.