Earnest Williams

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Earnest Williams
Coach Williams.jpg
Georgia House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
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
Education
Bachelor'sAlbany State University
Personal
BirthdayJune 14, 1949
Place of birthBaker County, GA
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Earnest Williams (b. June 14, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Williams' professional experience includes working as a teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Retirement
State Planning and Community Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Williams 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Earnest "Coach" Williams defeated Ivy J. Green in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 87 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEarnest Williams Incumbent 66.2% 2,969
Ivy J. Green 33.8% 1,514
Total Votes 4,483

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Williams ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 87. Williams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarnest Williams Incumbent 100% 21,226
Total Votes 21,226

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Williams ran for re-election to the 89th District seat in 2010. No one filed to run against him in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 89 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Earnest Williams (D) 11,654 100.0%

He defeated Kenneth Samuel in the July 20 primary by a margin of 2,816-1,590.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 89 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ernest Williams 2,816 63.9%
Kenneth Samuel 1,590 36.1%

2008

In 2008 Williams was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 89. Williams (D) ran unopposed and finished with 17,199 votes.[6] Williams raised $28,210 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 89
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Earnest Williams (D) 17,199

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $144,277 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[8]

Earnest Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 87 Won $24,202
2010 Georgia State House, District 89 Won $37,561
2008 Georgia State House, District 89 Won $28,210
2006 Georgia State House, District 89 Won $14,470
2004 Georgia State House, District 89 Won $21,150
2002 Georgia State House, District 61 Won $16,584
2000 Georgia State Senate, District 43 Defeated $2,100
Grand Total Raised $144,277

2012

Williams won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $24,202.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earnest Williams's campaign in 2012
Georgia Federation of Teachers$3,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Waste Management$1,250
Agl Resources$1,000
Georgia Dental Association$900
Total Raised in 2012$24,202
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Williams collected $37,561 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earnest Williams's campaign in 2010
Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals$2,150
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$2,000
Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association$1,535
Outdoor Advertising Association Of Georgia$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $37,561

2008

In 2008, Williams collected $28,210 in campaign contributions.[10] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $2,300
State Representative Earnest Coach Williams $1,470
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $1,000
Advance America Cash Advance $1,000
Georgia Association of Educators $1,000

Personal

Williams serves on the Executive Board of the Organization of DeKalb Educators, is a member of the Georgia Association of Educators, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and is President of the DeKalb Alumni Association at Albany State University.[11]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[12]

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.[13]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michele Henson (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 87
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 89
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Stacey Abrams (D)