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Jay Powell (politician)

Alfred J. "Jay" Powell Jr. (November 18, 1952 – November 25, 2019) was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives from the 171st District, serving from 2008 until his death in 2019.[1]

Jay Powell
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 171st district
In office
2008 – November 25, 2019
Personal details
Born(1952-11-18)November 18, 1952
Quitman, Georgia, U.S.
DiedNovember 25, 2019(2019-11-25) (aged 67)
Young Harris, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican


Powell was born in Quitman, Georgia and graduated from Brooks County High School. He received his bachelor's degree in politician science from Florida State University and his law degree from University of Georgia School of Law. Powell was admitted to the Georgia State Bar and practiced law in Camilla, Georgia. He served as mayor of Camilla from 1996 to 2007.[2]

Powell died on November 25, 2019 after collapsing at a lawmaker retreat in Young Harris, Georgia.[3]


  1. ^ "Jay Powell". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Georgia House of Representatives-Jay Powell
  3. ^ "Georgia Rep. Jay Powell dies at GOP leadership meeting". Associated Press. Retrieved November 26, 2019.