Nathan Deal (born August 25, 1942) is the 82nd governor of the US state of Georgia. He has been in office since January 10, 2011, having defeated Democratic candidate and former governor Roy Barnes. A Republican since 1995, Deal has received nationwide attention for House Bill 60, a passed bill that allows people to carry guns into bars and government and religious buildings. In 2017, he signed a bill into law allowing limited campus carry, having vetoed a bill the previous year allowing for broader campus carry rights.
Deal served in numerous positions, including the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2010.
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- Profile in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress