Mike Collins
Rep. Mike Collins official photo, 118th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byJody Hice
Personal details
Born (1967-07-02) July 2, 1967 (age 55)
Jackson, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
RelativesMac Collins (father)
EducationGeorgia State University (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

Michael Allen Collins Jr. (born July 2, 1967) is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district since 2023. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and career

Collins graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in business. He has operated several businesses, including a trucking company.[1]

U.S. House of Representatives



Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia § District 10

Collins ran to represent Georgia's 10th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections, when incumbent Paul Broun was not seeking reelection. Collins finished in second place in the primary election to Jody Hice, advancing to a runoff election.[2] Hice defeated Collins in the runoff.[3]

After Hice announced that he would not seek reelection in the 2022 elections, Collins announced his candidacy.[1] Collins and Vernon Jones advanced to a runoff election,[4] and Collins defeated Jones in the runoff on June 21.[5] Collins defeated Tabitha Johnson-Green, the Democratic nominee, in the November 8 general election.[6]

After his election, Collins drew attention for hiring Brandon Phillips as his chief of staff. Phillips was arrested in November 2022 on a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty for kicking a dog, and had two previous criminal incidents, including pleading guilty to criminal trespassing and battery for a 2008 incident when he attacked a man and slashed his car's tires, and threw a woman's laptop.[7]



In 2023, Collins was among 47 Republicans to vote in favor of H.Con.Res. 21 which directed President Joe Biden to remove U.S. troops from Syria within 180 days.[8][9]

Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023

Collins was among the 71 Republicans who voted against final passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 in the House.[10]

Committee assignments

For the 118th Congress:[11]

Caucus memberships

Personal life

Collins's father, the late Mac Collins, also served in the House of Representatives, representing Georgia's 3rd congressional district.[13]

Collins and his wife, Leigh Ann, have three children.[13]

Collins is a Methodist.[14]


  1. ^ a b "GOP businessman Mike Collins joins race to succeed Congressman Jody Hice". Onlineathens.com. June 8, 2021. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  2. ^ Cochran, Kelsey. "Hice, Collins move on to July runoff". Online Athens.
  3. ^ "Georgia Runoff Results for House Races: Ex-Congressman Bob Barr Loses Comeback Bid". Roll Call. July 23, 2014.
  4. ^ "Collins, Jones in GOP runoff in Georgia's 10th Congressional District". Ajc.com. May 25, 2022. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  5. ^ "Collins beats out Trump-backed Jones for Georgia GOP House nod". The Hill. June 17, 2022. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  6. ^ "Mike Collins wins election in Georgia's 10th congressional district". ajc.
  7. ^ Lippman, Daniel (December 13, 2022). "GOP operative who allegedly kicked a dog hired as top aide to new congressman". Politico. Retrieved December 18, 2022.
  8. ^ "H.Con.Res. 21: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of … -- House Vote #136 -- Mar 8, 2023". March 8, 2023.
  9. ^ "House Votes Down Bill Directing Removal of Troops From Syria". Associated Press. March 8, 2023.
  10. ^ Gans, Jared (May 31, 2023). "Republicans and Democrats who bucked party leaders by voting no". The Hill. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  11. ^ "Mike Collins". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved May 8, 2023.
  12. ^ "3 strikes for McCarthy — but he's not out yet". POLITICO. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  13. ^ a b larry.stanford@rockdalecitizen.com, Larry Stanford. "Mike Collins kicks off his campaign for Georgia's 10th Congressional District". Jackson Progress-Argus.
  14. ^ "Religious affiliation of members of 118th Congress" (PDF). PEW Research. Retrieved March 6, 2023.