Doug Kidd was raised in McDonough and now lives in Lavonia. When he was a child, his parents both worked for a trucking and transportation company – his mother as a saleswoman and his father as a driver. In 1992, his parents started a small janitorial business that is still going strong. Because of the example of his parents, Doug saw early on the meaning of hard work and self-reliance and learned to respect those qualities.


Doug attended Eagle’s Landing High School in Henry County and then went on to Georgia Southern University, where he majored in journalism and worked for the school newspaper. He also met his wife, Beth while in Statesboro. After graduation, Doug moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he worked as a copy editor and page designer for Times Free Press newspaper.


Beth and Doug married in 2004 and moved to Ft. Oglethorpe, in northwest Georgia. In 2005, Doug decided to attend Stetson University School of Law in Gulfport, Florida, and he and his wife moved to Florida for Doug to continue his education. He graduated law school in 2008 and passed the Georgia Bar exam that year as well. He then moved to Lavonia and opened a solo law practice during the Great Recession. His practice survived the recession and has grown into a general practice firm that serves clients throughout northeast Georgia.


Doug understands the struggles small businesses face since he owns and operates his own small firm, which has succeeded despite the sluggish economy. As an attorney and a businessman, Doug is not afraid of hard work and puts in many hours to be sure he finishes the job he started. He knows that success is achieved through dedication, perseverance, and discipline and he will give the people of Georgia that same level of service he gives his clients.


Doug attends Lavonia First Baptist Church and in his spare time, enjoys reading, watching college football, listening to music, and spending time with his wife, Beth, and their son, Henry. If elected, Doug will focus on opening up Georgia’s economy to newer and cheaper forms of energy production.