Representative Donnie Chesteen was born in Andalusia, AL, and grew up in Hartford. His father JD was a teacher and football in the Geneva County School system., and mother Myra worked at Wiregrass Electric Coop for 34 years. Donnie graduated from Geneva County High School before moving on to Troy University where he majored in Physical Education. Donnie credits his parents and family life for instilling the values that have been the guiding principles of his life. Education, hard work, dedication and loyalty are what makes a man successful, and these are the values that Donnie carries with him every day as a legislator, and will carry as your state senator.