State Representative - District 158
Larry J. “Butch” Parrish was born in Swainsboro, Georgia and graduated from Swainsboro High School. He is presently serving his 15th term in the Georgia House of Representatives and represents District 158 which includes Emanuel, Candler, Jenkins and portions of Bulloch Counties. He serves as member of Banks & Banking, Economic Development & Tourism and the Rules Committee, and is Chairman of the Health Appropriations Sub-Committee.
He attended the University of Georgia and was president of his senior class in Pharmacy School. He graduated with a B.D. degree in Pharmacy and began practicing pharmacy in Swainsboro.
Butch is past president of the Swainsboro Exchange Club and the Swainsboro/ Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce. He was chosen as one of the Five Outstanding Young Men in Georgia by the Georgia Jaycees. That same year he was selected for the Pharmacist of the Year Award by Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity at the University of Georgia. Throughout his career he has been active in many state and national pharmacy organizations.
Butch is a member of the First Methodist Church of Swainsboro and has served on its Administrative Board. He has served three terms as a member of the Swainsboro City Council. He also served two terms as a member of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board of Directors and served one year as its chairman.
The University Of Georgia College Of Pharmacy has awarded Butch the Distinguished Alumni Award. Butch has received the Wyeth Ayerst Pharmacy Community Service Award. He is a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association.
He is owner of Parrish Properties, a real estate holding company, and Chairman of Medical Center Pharmacy, Inc.