Steve Stancil

Steve StancilSteve Stancil
State Property Officer

Steve Stancil serves as Georgia’s State Property Officer, appointed in 2008 by Governor Sonny Perdue, and re-appointed in 2012 by Governor Nathan Deal. Directing the construction and management of the state’s properties, Stancil is the Executive Director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission, and the Director of the Georgia Financing and Investment Commission, Construction Division.  A dedicated public servant for 30 years, Stancil is responsible for management of the state’s capital assets, including the state’s real property assets, management of buildings on Capitol Hill, and project management on state construction projects.  Prior to being named the State Property Officer, Stancil served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA).  Stancil oversaw the development of GRTA’s successful Developments of Regional Impact review process and the implementation of Xpress, the first regional commuter coach service in metropolitan Atlanta.

Stancil began his career as a real estate broker at Century 21 Max Stancil Realty Company, which he co-owned with his father.  In 1988, he ran and won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the communities of Jasper, Talking Rock, Ball Ground, Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, and Waleska.  He authored the first legislation to provide for the transfer of development rights to protect needed greenspace in fast-growing areas, and the law creating the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority, and also co-authored the Constitutional Amendment that encourages infill by improving blighted properties.  In 1992, he was nominated to serve as the Speaker of the House, and that same year, elected as the House Republican leader.  Stancil served as a representative for 13 total years before accepting the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in 2002.

Stancil served in the U.S. Air Force, and earned an associate’s degree from Reinhardt University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.  He and his wife Cristal have three sons, and are both members of Canton First United Methodist Church.