Jan Tankersley

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Jan Tankersley
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Georgia House of Representatives District 160
In office
January 11, 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 electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthBulloch County, GA
Office website
Campaign website
Jan Tankersley is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 160. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Tankersley serves on the Bulloch County Commission and as President of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Intragovernmental Coordination
Natural Resources and Environment


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jan Tankersley endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



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 Jan B. Tankersley was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tankersley ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 160. Tankersley ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Marc Silver ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Tankersley defeated Marc Silver in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 160, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJan Tankersley Incumbent 67.7% 11,213
     Democratic Marc Silver 32.3% 5,358
Total Votes 16,571


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tankersley defeated Tom McElwee in the July 20 primary by a margin of 2,271-1,166. No one ran against her in the November 2 general election.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 158 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jan Tankersley (R) 9,030 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tankersley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tankersley raised a total of $81,474 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[7]

Jan Tankersley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 160 Won $52,708
2010 Georgia State House, District 158 Won $28,766
Grand Total Raised $81,474


Tankersley won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tankersley raised a total of $52,708.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jan Tankersley's campaign in 2012
Ralston For Representative$2,500
Georgia House Republican Trust$2,500
Cmte to Elect Richard Smith$2,500
Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia$1,500
Oneal, Larry$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$52,708
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Tankersley was up for re-election, he collected $28,766 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Ralston, David $2,000
Mccormick, Jean $1,000
Friends Of Jan Jones $1,000


Tankersley and her husband, Hughie, have two children.


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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
Bob Bryant (D)
Georgia House District 160
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bob Lane
Georgia House District 158
Succeeded by
Butch Parrish (R)