Chad Nimmer

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Chad Nimmer
Georgia House of Representatives District 178
In office
February 23, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 15, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthBlackshear, GA
Office website
Campaign website
Chad Nimmer is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 178. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 15, 2011.


Nimmer's professional experience includes working as a manager and broker for Pierce Timber Company and owner of Suwannee Forest Products.

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Industry and Labor, Vice Chair
Natural Resources and Environment


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nimmer did not serve on any legislative committees.


Campaign themes


Nimmer's campaign site detailed his campaign themes and policy goals:

  • "I am running because the people of this district need a voice-- someone who can deliver for them. I have a real opportunity to be a voice for the people of this district and do what's good for everyone. As a small business owner, I know the challenge of creating jobs. We need to rely on small businesses to turn our economy around. They are the heart of our economy. I will work tirelessly to lower taxes and cut burdensome red tape to allow our businesses to expand and add jobs and to attract new businesses and new jobs. I was born and raised right here. I know the values that are important to all of us, and I will stand strong for our conservative values in Atlanta. I can promise you one thing. I will not let you down in Atlanta. I will be a voice for all us, and I will make you proud."



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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent John Chadwick Nimmer was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nimmer ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 178. Nimmer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 178, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Nimmer Incumbent 100% 15,897
Total Votes 15,897


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Nimmer defeated four other candidates in the February 15, 2011 special election to Georgia House of Representatives, District 136. Both Georgia special elections held an open primary. All candidates appeared on the February 15 ballot along with their party affiliation. Since Nimmer received more than 50% of the vote, the election will not proceed to a runoff on March 15.[5]

Current Candidates:

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nimmer is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Nimmer raised a total of $104,050 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[6]

Chad Nimmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 178 Won $46,700
2011 Georgia State House, District 178 Won $57,350
Grand Total Raised $104,050


Nimmer won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nimmer raised a total of $46,700.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chad Nimmer's campaign in 2012
Davis, Harley$2,500
Clark Iii, S William$2,000
Thomas, Lindsay$2,000
Lynn, Sybil D$1,500
Sundbeck, Milton$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$46,700
Source:Follow the Money


Nimmer and his wife, Amy, have three children.[7]


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[8]


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Williams (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 178
Succeeded by