Chuck Sims

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Chuck Sims
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Georgia House of Representatives District 169
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sThe Citadel, 1980
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army and Georgia National Guard
Years of service1980-1996
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 19, 1958
Place of birthEl Paso, TX
ProfessionLife Insurance Agent
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chuck Sims (b. February 19, 1958) is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 169. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Sims's professional experience includes working as an independent life insurance agent, and Vice President/Pre-Need Specialist of Sims Funeral Home Incorporated. He served as a Captain in the United States Army and Georgia National Guard from 1980 to 1996, and Company Commander in Operation Desert Storm, 848th En, Company from 1990 to 1991.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Intragovernmental Coordination, Chair
Higher Education
State Planning and Community Affairs
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sims served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sims ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 169. Sims defeated Darwin Carter in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No candidates filed to run in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3] Sims ran unopposed in the general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 159, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Sims Incumbent 100% 13,542
Total Votes 13,542
Georgia House of Representatives District 169 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Sims Incumbent 62.9% 4,176
Darwin Carter 37.1% 2,461
Total Votes 6,637

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sims ran for re-election to the 169th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary or in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 169 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Sims (R) 7,643 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Sims was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 169. Sims (R) ran unopposed and finished with 13,039 votes.[6] Sims raised $32,377 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 169
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Sims (R)' 13,039

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sims is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Sims raised a total of $381,355 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Chuck Sims's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 169 Won $91,261
2010 Georgia State House, District 169 Won $21,718
2008 Georgia State House, District 169 Won $32,377
2006 Georgia State House, District 169 Won $74,543
2004 Georgia State House, District 169 Won $69,546
2002 Georgia State House, District 130 Won $12,941
2000 Georgia State House, District 167 Won $26,016
1998 Georgia State House, District 167 Won $39,278
1996 Georgia State House, District 167 Won $13,675
Grand Total Raised $381,355

2012

Sims won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sims raised a total of $91,261.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chuck Sims's campaign in 2012
Ralston for Representative$5,000
Sims, Chuck$5,000
Oneal, Larry$2,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Clark & Smith Law Firm$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$91,261
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Sims collected $21,718 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chuck Sims's campaign in 2010
Georgia Optometric Association$1,250
Georgia Bankers Association$1,000
Georgia Manufactured Housing Association$1,000
Georgia Chiropractic Association$1,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $21,718

2008

In 2008, Sims collected $32,377 in campaign contributions.[10] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Lorillard Tobacco $1,000
Turner Broadcasting System $1,000
Enviro-Recyclers $1,000
Holland & Knight $1,000
Stewart Candy Co. $1,000

Personal

Sims in a member of many organizations, including Leadership Georgia, Douglas/Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Douglas Lions Club, Society of Military Engineers, First United Methodist Church of Douglas, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, National Guard Association of Georgia, and President of the Westside Elementary School Parent Teachers Association.[11]

Controversies

Cited for DUI

On April 28, 2010, Sims was pulled over by Atlanta police and cited for DUI. In a released statement, Sims wrote, "I realize this impacts my family, friends, colleagues and constituency, and I'm truly sorry for any embarrassment that I have caused. I am cooperating fully with the Atlanta Police Department to resolve this matter."[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 169
1997–present
Succeeded by
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