Member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, representative from the legislative (representative) body of state power of the Volgograd Region. Position before election (appointment): Deputy of the Volgograd Regional Duma, Deputy Chairman of the Volgograd Regional Duma, Chairman of the Committee on State Building, Local Self-Government and Territory Development.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Sergey Gornyakov is included in the report "1500 warmongers" compiled by the Free Russia Forum. The report contains the names of Russian public figures, military commanders, members of the parliament, propagandists, artists and athletes who have publicly spoken out in support of Putin's aggression or are directly involved in it. The Free Russia Forum is seeking sanctions against them in the European Union.