David Ralston

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David Ralston
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Georgia House of Representatives District 7
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Georgia State House of Representatives
2010-present
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate, District 51
1992-1998
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Georgia College and State University, 1976
J.D.University of Georgia School of Law, 1980
Personal
BirthdayMarch 14, 1954
Place of birthEllijay, GA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChurch of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Ralston is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Ralson serves as Speaker of the House. He served in the Georgia State Senate, representing District 51 from 1992 to 1998.

Biography

Ralston's professional experience includes working as an Attorney.

In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Ralston one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ralston served on no committees.

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ralston served on no committees.

2009-2010

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

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent David E. Ralston defeated S.L. "Sam" Snider in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Ralston Incumbent 64.8% 5,887
S.L. "Sam" Snider 35.2% 3,203
Total Votes 9,090

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ralston ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 7. Ralston ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Ralston won re-election in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Ralston Incumbent 100% 18,545
Total Votes 18,545

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ralston ran for re-election to the 7th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the July 20 primary and no one filed to run against him in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Ralston (R) 14,388 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Ralston was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 7. Ralston (R) ran unopposed and finished with 19,139 votes.[7] Ralston raised $83,300 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Ralston (R) 19,139

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ralston is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Ralston raised a total of $1,731,077 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[9]

David Ralston's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 7 Won $797,700
2010 Georgia State House, District 7 Won $509,505
2008 Georgia State House, District 7 Won $83,300
2006 Georgia State House, District 7 Won $85,584
2004 Georgia State House, District 7 Won $107,860
2002 Georgia State House, District 6 Won $58,608
1996 Georgia State Senate, District 51 Won $36,135
1994 Georgia State Senate, District 51 Won $7,600
1992 Georgia State Senate, District 51 Won $44,785
Grand Total Raised $1,731,077

2012

Ralston won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $797,700.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Ralston's campaign in 2012
Pine Willows Healthcare$10,000
Health Management Llc$7,500
Dunn, Emily G$7,500
Pine Leaf Investments$7,500
The Williams Companies$7,000
Total Raised in 2012$797,700
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ralston won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $509,505.

2008

Ralston won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $83,300.

2006

Ralston won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $85,584.

2004

Ralston won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $107,860.

2002

Ralston won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $58,608.

1996

Ralston won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $36,135.

1994

Ralston won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $7,600.

1992

Ralston won election to the Georgia State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $44,785.

Personal

Ralston is a member of the Blue Ridge Lions Club, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Board of Directors, and Vocational Transitions Incorporated Board of Directors.[10]

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