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Dustin Hightower
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Georgia House of Representatives District 68
Incumbent
In office
2012-present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedJanuary 3, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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CandidateVerification
Dustin Hightower is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 68. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on January 3, 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Governmental Affairs
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Special Rules

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections 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.Incumbent Dustin W. "Dusty" Hightower was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hightower ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 68. Hightower ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5] Hightower ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDustin Hightower Incumbent 100% 17,263
Total Votes 17,263

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; State legislative special elections, 2012

Hightower and Alan Martinez (R) were the top two vote-getters in the December 6 special election. They faced fellow Republicans Thom Fitzpatrick, Tim Whetstone, and Marc Lattanzio. Libertarian candidate James Camp also ran. Hightower and Martinez received 41.8% and 21.3% of the vote, respectively. They proceeded to a runoff election on January 3, 2012 where Hightower defeated Martinez.[7][8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 68, Special Election runoff, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDustin Hightower 55.4% 1,260
     Republican Alen Martinez 44.6% 1,013
Total Votes 2,273

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hightower is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Hightower raised a total of $55,482 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Dustin Hightower's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 68 Won $28,787
2011 Georgia State House, District 68 Won $26,695
Grand Total Raised $55,482

2012

Hightower won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hightower raised a total of $28,787.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dustin Hightower's campaign in 2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,800
Pilgrim, Mac$1,500
Kaine Lawfirm$1,300
Georgia Arms$1,000
Wilson, Dwayne$800
Total Raised in 2012$28,787
Source:Follow the Money

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[10]

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.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Bearden
Georgia House of Representatives District 68
2012–present
Succeeded by
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