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Jerry Keen
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Georgia House of Representatives District 179
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
January 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Financial Management
Jerry Keen (b. April 1, 1950) is a former Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 179 from 2001 to 2011. He served as House Majority Leader. Keen did not run for re-election in 2010.


Keen's professional experience includes working as a Financial Services Manager with ABC Bancorp/The First Bank of Brunswick, Managing Partner with Triad Financial Associates and Consultant with Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity.

He is Chair of Board of the Eagle Ranch Home for Boys, State Chair of the Georgia Christian Coalition, Director of Georgia Parents for Educational Freedom, member of the Glynn County Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.[1]

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See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Keen was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 179. Keen (R) finished with 10,907 votes while his opponent Leroy Dumas (D) finished with 7,380 votes.[2] Keen raised $321,975 for his campaign fund.[3]

Georgia House of Representatives District 179
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Keen (R) 10,907
Leroy Dumas (D) 7,380

Campaign donors


In 2008, Keen collected $321,975 in campaign contributions.[4] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Donald M. Leebern, III $4,600
Georgia Hospital Association $4,300
MAG Mutual Insurance $4,000
Georgia Association of Realtors $4,000
John B. Williams $4,000
Thomas D. Stewart, Jr. $4,000

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Preceded by
Georgia House of Representatives District 179
Succeeded by
Alex Atwood