Glenn Richardson

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Glenn Richardson
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Candidate for
Georgia State Senate District 30
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 8, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
District 19
1996 – 2010
Glenn Richardson was a 2013 Republican candidate in the special election for District 30 of the Georgia State Senate.[1]

Richardson is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 19 from 1996 to 2010. He served as Speaker of the House. When he was elected in 1996, he was the first Republican from Paulding County elected to the Georgia House of Representatives since Reconstruction.


Richardson earned his B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University in 1981 and his J.D. from Georgia State University in 1984. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and partner with the firm of Talley, Richardson and Cable in Dallas, Georgia and Paulding County Attorney.


  • Richardson noted as a legislative accomplishment the 2005 passage of Georgia's Civil Justice Reform bill.
  • He said that "the 'Woman’s Right to Know' bill was finally adopted after years of languishing in the General Assembly" as a result of his legislative leadership.
  • Richardson also "champion[ed] the requirement of photo identification to vote in Georgia to curb voter fraud."



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Richardson ran in a special election for Georgia State Senate District 30. The seat was vacant following Bill Hamrick's (R) resignation on September 10, 2012. Richardson faced Mike Dugan, Bill Hembree and Jim Naughton in the Republican primary on November 6, 2012. With no candidate winning a majority in the primary, the top two vote-getters - Hembree and Dugan - proceeded to a runoff on December 4, 2012.[2][1]


Richardson, who is divorced, has three children.[3]

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