Deborah Silcox is an attorney, a mother, and a community activist. She grew up in Sandy Springs and graduated from Riverwood High School. She subsequently earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia and went on to finish her law degree from Emory University School of Law. Deborah practiced law for ten years and gave up partnership to raise her family. During this time, she served on the boards of The Junior League of Atlanta, The Atlanta Speech School, Hands on Georgia, and The Chastain Park Conservancy. She was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve on the Department of Human Resources Board as well as The Governor's Commission For Volunteerism and Service. Governor Nathan Deal chose Deborah as Chairman of The Governor's Commission for Volunteerism and Service.
For over twenty-eight years, Deborah has been married to Dr. Hal Silcox III. Deborah and Hal have two grown children, Elizabeth and Hal IV.
Elected in 2016, Deborah currently serves as State Representative for House District 52. While in office, she was named "Legislator of the Year" in 2017 by the Georgia Ophthalmology Society and earned a Health Policy Certificate from Georgia State Health Policy Center. For her work in the 2018 legislative session, Deborah has been named a "Champion of Georgia's Cities" by the Georgia Municipal Association. Deborah serves on the Health and Human Services, Non-Civil Judiciary, and State Planning and Community Affairs Committees in the Georgia House of Representatives.