Georgia House of Representatives District 1

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Georgia House of Representatives District 1
Current incumbentJohn Deffenbaugh Republican Party
Population53,454
Ethnicity4.4% Black, 1.4% Hispanic
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Georgia's first state house district is represented by Republican Representative John Deffenbaugh.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 53,454 civilians reside within Georgia's first state house district.[1] Georgia state representatives represent an average of 53,820 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 48,980 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Georgia House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Georgia legislators assume office the second Monday in January.

Qualifications

Paragraph 3 of Section 2 of Article 3 of the Georgia Constitution states, "At the time of their election, the members of the House of Representatives shall be citizens of the United States, shall be at least 21 years of age, shall have been citizens of this state for at least two years, and shall have been legal residents of the territory embraced within the district from which elected for at least one year."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Georgia legislature are paid $17,342/year plus $173/day for per diem when in session.[2]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the vacant seat must be filled by a special election. The Governor must declare a special election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happened. The election must be held no less than 30 days and no later than 60 days after the Governor calls for the election. The counties representing the vacant district are responsible for conducting the election.[3]

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. Thomas A. "Tom" McMahan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John V. Deffenbaugh and Robert F. Goff advanced past W. Alan Painter in the Republican primary. Deffenbaugh defeated Goff in a runoff election on July 22, 2014. McMahan will face will face Deffenbaugh in the general election.[4][5][6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Deffenbaugh Incumbent 45% 1,519
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert F. Goff 27.9% 941
Alan 27.1% 915
Total Votes 3,375

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on July 31, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 25, 2012. John Deffenbaugh (R) defeated Thomas McMahan (D) in the general election. Deffenbaugh defeated Mike Nowlin and Alan Painter in the Republican primary and subsequent runoff. McMaha was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7][8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Deffenbaugh 68.5% 11,180
     Democratic Thomas McMahan 31.5% 5,149
Total Votes 16,329
Georgia House of Representatives District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Deffenbaugh (advanced to runoff) 36% 2,505
Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Painter (advanced to runoff) 34.5% 2,399
Mike Nowlin 29.6% 2,059
Total Votes 6,963

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for Georgia House of Representatives District 1 have raised a total of $356,603. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,623 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Georgia House of Representatives District 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $42,845 4 $10,711
2010 $49,882 1 $49,882
2008 $16,000 1 $16,000
2006 $26,231 1 $26,231
2004 $221,645 2 $110,823
Total $356,603 9 $39,623

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