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B.J. Pak
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Georgia House of Representatives District 108
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sStetson University
J.D.University of Illinois Law School
Personal
Place of birthSeoul, Korea
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
B.J. Pak is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 108. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Pak's professional experience includes working as a partner in the Atlanta law office of Schiff Hardin, LLP, prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, and attorney at the firm of Alston & Bird LLP. Pak is a trustee for the Client Security Fund of the State Bar of Georgia.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pak served on the following committees:

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary - Non-Civil, Vice Chair
Code Revision
Health and Human Services
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pak served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

B.J. Pak endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent B.J. Pak was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pak ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 108. Pak ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Pak ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 108, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngB.J. Pak Incumbent 100% 16,074
Total Votes 16,074

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pak defeated Porter Deal (D) in the November 2 general election.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 102 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png B.J. Pak (R) 9,497 68.6%
Porter D. Deal (D) 4,356 31.4%

Pak came in first in the July 20 primary.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 102 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png B.J. Pak 1,980 34.8%
Linda Carsten 1,481 26.0%
Keith A. Royal 1,336 23.5%
Steve Allen 894 15.7%

He faced Linda Carsten in a primary runoff held August 10, defeating her by a margin of 2,910-2,447.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 102 - Republican Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png B.J. Pak 3,336 54.3%
Linda Carsten 2,447 45.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pak is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pak raised a total of $175,454 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

B.J. Pak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 108 Won $42,407
2010 Georgia State House, District 102 Won $133,047
Grand Total Raised $175,454

2012

Pak won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pak raised a total of $42,407.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to B.J. Pak's campaign in 2012
Rmn Global Search Inc$4,800
Eun, Jay$1,500
Georgia Society Of Ophthalmology$1,350
Georgia Apartment Association$1,250
Georgia Dental Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$42,407
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Pak was up for re-election, he collected $133,047 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Choi, Han Chun $2,900
Eun, Jay $2,450
Terry England Campaign $2,400
Shin, So Sik $2,400

Personal

Pak and his wife, Sandra, have two children.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Terry England (R)
Georgia House District 108
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Clay Cox
Georgia House District 102
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Buzz Brockway (R)