|Georgia House of Representatives District 179|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Georgia State University|
|J.D.||John Marshall School of Law|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps Reserve|
|Years of service||1982|
|Profession||COO, Alpha Protective Services, Incorporated|
Atwood earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, his M.A. in International Relations from Webster College, and his J.D. from the John Marshall School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a magistrate judge and attorney in Glynn County, GA, CEO and General Counsel for Alpha Protective Services, Inc., and Chief of Legal Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He as a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for 34 years.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Atwood served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Juvenile Justice, Vice Chair|
|• Judiciary - Non-Civil|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Atwood served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Information and Audits|
|• Judiciary - Non-Civil|
Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent James A. "Alex" Atwood was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
Atwood ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 179. Atwood ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Alex Atwood Incumbent||100%||16,098|
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 (2010)|
|Alex Atwood (R)||7,544||61.4%|
|Audrey Stewart (D)||4,744||38.6%|
Atwood came in second in the July 20 primary.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 - Republican Primary (2010)|
He faced Shaw McVeigh in a primary runoff held August 10, winning 2,115-2,012.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 - Republican Primary Runoff (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Atwood is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Atwood raised a total of $143,894 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Alex Atwood's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Georgia State House, District 179||$35,775|
|2010||Georgia State House, District 179||$108,119|
|Grand Total Raised||$143,894|
2012Atwood won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Atwood raised a total of $35,775.
|Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Alex Atwood's campaign in 2012|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$35,775|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Atwood was up for re-election, he collected $108,119 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||$3,600|
|Jack Hardman Inc||$3,000|
Atwood and his wife, Cynthia, have three children.
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- Alex Atwood on the Georgia House of Representatives website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Georgia Elected Officials and Leaders," January 20, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 10, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "GA - Election Results," accessed May 28, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List" accessed May 29, 2012
- Georgia Elections Division, "2012 Election Results" accessed November 16, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "August 10, 2010 State Representative primary runoff results
- followthemoney.org, "Atwood, Alex," accessed August 30, 2013
- 210 contributions
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 4, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
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