Latham Saddler has spent his life dedicated to our country both abroad and at home: fighting for our nation for eight years as a Navy SEAL Officer, serving as Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council, and working alongside our country's leaders as a White House Fellow.
Latham's Georgia roots followed him along this journey fighting for America, and they began early-on: Born in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Latham's first and deepest connection is to his twin brother, Ashby, who has Down syndrome.
His greatest childhood memories are of time spent with his grandparents in Bainbridge on the Flint River.
In Athens, as a freshman at the University of Georgia, he first felt called to serve in our nation's military as he watched the events of 9/11 unfold.
And as a graduate student at Georgia Tech, Latham became fluent in Persian-Farsi while pursuing a master’s in International Affairs.
The culmination of these experiences led Latham to fulfill the call to serve that he first felt on 9/11. He considers his time serving alongside his fellow SEALs the greatest honor of his life.
While on active duty, Latham deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, then received orders to serve at the White House as Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council during the Trump Administration.
Latham then received acceptance into the prestigious White House Fellows program where, among other duties, he worked on the First Step Act, criminal justice reform legislation which was also championed by Georgia Republicans who had seen these changes work in our state.
Latham Saddler believes in the resilience of America and Americans. Today, he sees our nation being challenged abroad like never before; he sees us fighting with our neighbors here at home; he sees our country lacking authentic leadership. And he knows it is time for his generation of leaders to step up and chart a new course for the future.
As Georgia’s United States Senator, Latham will be guided by his faith, his conservative, Georgia values, and his deep love of country. He will commit to putting Georgia first in Washington.
After leaving government and military service Latham served on the senior leadership team at Synovus in Atlanta where he now resides with his wife, Melissa, and their two sons.