James Beverly

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James Beverly
Georgia House of Representatives District 143
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJuly 19, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
James Beverly is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 143. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on July 19, 2011.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Small Business Development
Special Rules



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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent James T. Beverly defeated Lonzy F. Edwards in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 143 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Beverly Incumbent 66.6% 3,390
Lonzy F. Edwards 33.4% 1,703
Total Votes 5,093


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beverly ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 143. Beverly ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 143, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Beverly Incumbent 100% 16,219
Total Votes 16,219


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Beverly defeated fellow Democrat Anissa M. Jones (D) in the July 19 special election primary for House District 139. The election was a nonpartisan special election with an open primary. Since only two candidates ran for the seat, a runoff election will not be necessary. The special election for State House District 139 took place in a portion of Bibb County.[6][7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beverly is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Beverly raised a total of $57,952 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[8]

James Beverly's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 143 Won $13,500
2010 Georgia State House, District 139 Won $44,452
Grand Total Raised $57,952


Beverly won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Beverly raised a total of $13,500.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Beverly's campaign in 2012
Georgia Optometric Association$2,500
Georgia Dental Association$1,400
Georgia Chiropractic Association$1,000
Wilson, Steven$1,000
Cluver, Sheila$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$13,500
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[9]


In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matt Hatchett (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 143
2011 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
David Lucas, Sr.
Georgia House of Representatives District 139
2011 - 2013
Succeeded by
Patty Bentley (D)