Ben Watson

District 1 (Savannah), Republican

Years in office: 8 (4 in Senate)

Profession: Physician

Committees*: Veterans, Military and Homeland Security (chair); Appropriations; Ethics; Health and Human Services; Public Safety; Retirement; Transportation

Email: ben.watson@senate.ga.gov

Social media: Facebook | Website

* 2018 session

Issues

Expand school safety measures

Revise Certificate of Need regulations for hospitals and outpatient surgery centers

Reform healthcare insurance for low-income and uninsured Georgians

Expand cannabidiol oil legislation

 

 

  • “Education has been important.”

 

 

 

 

  • “Personally, what we have studied both in the House and the Senate, Certificate of Need will be an issue when it comes to deregulation and competition.”

 

 

 

 

  • “I think we’ll see continued evolution of healthcare, not only in the nation but both locally and in the statewide perspective.”