Charlie Bethel

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Charlie Bethel
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Georgia State Senate District 54
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'sUniversity of Georgia (1998)
J.D.University of Georgia (2001)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charlie Bethel is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Bethel earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Georgia. His professional experience includes running a private law practice, and working as a lawyer for Minor, Bell & Neal, and clerked for two years for U.S. District Court Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Reapportionment and Redistricting, Vice Chair
Government Oversight
Insurance and Labor
Judiciary
Judiciary - Non-Civil

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate 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 Charles J. "Charlie" Bethel is unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Bethel ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 53. Bethel ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Bethel ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

Georgia State Senate, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Bethel Incumbent 100% 39,819
Total Votes 39,819

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Bethel was unopposed in the November 2nd election. No Democrats filed to run for the seat.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 54
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Bethel (R) 24,365 100.0%

Bethel defeated Steve Brannon in the July 20 primary.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 54 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Bethel 6,822 58.4%
Steve Brannon 4,869 41.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bethel is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bethel raised a total of $125,658 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[8]

Charlie Bethel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 54 Won $65,925
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 54 Won $59,733
Grand Total Raised $125,658

2012

Bethel won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bethel raised a total of $65,925.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charlie Bethel's campaign in 2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Bethel, Charles J$2,500
Friends of Tommie Williams$2,000
Doctors Company Insurance Services$2,000
Georgia Pharmacy Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$65,925
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bethel won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bethel raised a total of $59,733.

Personal

Bethel and his wife, Lynsey, have two children. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dalton Education Foundation and is a deacon at his local church.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Thomas
Georgia Senate District 54
2011–present
Succeeded by
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