David Shafer

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David Shafer
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Georgia State Senate District 48
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2001
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia
Personal
Place of birthDeKalb County, Georgia
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Shafer is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Shafer served as Executive Director of the Georgia Republican Party in the 1990s and as Assistant Administration Floor Leader for Governor Sonny Perdue from 2003 to 2004.

Biography

Shafer's professional experience includes working as a President of a corporate public relations firm and owning a small business.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Affairs, Chair
Insurance and Labor, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Assignments
Banking and Financial Institutions
Finance
Health and Human Services
Reapportionment and Redistricting
Regulated Industries and Utilities
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. David J. Shafer was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election. Richard A. "Rick" Underwood (D) filed to run but did not appear on the official primary returns.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Shafer ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 48. Shafer 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.[4][5] Shafer ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Shafer Incumbent 100% 45,004
Total Votes 45,004

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Shafer won re-election to the 48th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the July 20 primary and had no opponent in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 48
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Shafer (R) 38,773 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Shafer won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 48th Senate district. Shafer ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 58,157 votes.[8] Shafer raised $305,565 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shafer is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Shafer raised a total of $1,462,843 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

David Shafer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 48 Won $312,999
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 48 Won $162,190
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 48 Won $305,565
2006 Georgia State Senate, District 48 Won $263,727
2004 Georgia State Senate, District 48 Won $270,530
2002 Georgia State Senate, District 48 Won $147,832
Grand Total Raised $1,462,843

2012

Shafer won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Shafer raised a total of $312,999.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Shafer's campaign in 2012
Leebern Iii, Donald M$5,000
Georgia Optometric Association$5,000
At&T$5,000
Workplace Injury Network$5,000
Chickamauga Telephone Corp$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$312,999
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Shafer won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Shafer raised a total of $162,190.

2008

Shafer won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Shafer raised a total of $305,565.

2006

Shafer won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Shafer raised a total of $263,727.

2004

Shafer won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Shafer raised a total of $270,530.

2002

Shafer won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Shafer raised a total of $147,832.

Personal

Shafer and his wife, Lee, have one child.

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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Georgia State Senate - District 48
2002–present
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