Jesse Stone

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Jesse Stone
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Georgia State Senate District 23
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
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Waynesboro
Master'sUniversity of Georgia
J.D.University of Georgia School of Law
Place of birthAugusta, Georgia
Office website
Campaign website
Jesse Stone is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary - Non-Civil, Chair
Banking and Financial Institutions, Vice Chair
Education and Youth


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


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Stone listed seven issues he was concerned about.[1] They were:

  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "The number one issue facing voters today is the economy. When business prospers, our economy grows. Lower taxes are the first step to creating economic opportunity."
  • Lowering Taxes
Excerpt: "Jesse believes that you know how to spend your money better than the government. If families, farmers, and small businesses keep more of their hard-earned money, they will invest in their businesses and in the local economy. This means more jobs."
  • Protecting Our Borders
Excerpt: "Jesse Stone will support benefits for our citizens – not illegal aliens. Our Medicaid, Social Security, and other government programs are for legal citizens of our country."
  • Education
Excerpt: "It is imperative that we empower parents and maximize the value taxpayers receive from money invested in our educational system. Our schools should train youth and adults for the jobs of the future and prepare them to make our work force stronger."
  • Sharing Our Values
Excerpt: "Jesse is pro-life, supports our constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and will defend the traditional definition of marriage."
  • Experience
Excerpt: "This isn’t the time for “on the job training.” We need a proven leader we can trust to provide innovative solutions to get our economy moving again and put our neighbors back to work."
  • Reducing Government
Excerpt: "One issue that gets talked about but sometimes fails to see any action is smaller government. I’m not running to talk about it; I will work to see the size of our government shrink."



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate 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. Diane Brack Evans was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jesse Collins Stone was unopposed in the Republican primary. Evans will face Stone in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Stone ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 23. Stone ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012, and defeatedRobert Ingham in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Georgia State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJesse Stone Incumbent 59.5% 39,516
     Democratic Robert Ingham 40.5% 26,922
Total Votes 66,438


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Stone was unopposed in the July 20 primary.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 23 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jesse Stone 4,936 100.0%

Stone defeated Diane Evans (Write-in) in November 2 general election.[8]

Georgia State Senate, District 23
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jesse Stone (R) 24,965 93.5%
Diane Evans (Write-in) 1,732 6.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stone is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Stone raised a total of $189,156 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[9]

Jesse Stone's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 23 Won $144,292
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 23 Won $44,864
Grand Total Raised $189,156


Stone won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Stone raised a total of $144,292.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jesse Stone's campaign in 2012
Fryhofer III, George W$5,000
Shafer, David$3,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Georgia Republican Senatorial Trust$2,500
Select Management Resources$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$144,292
Source:Follow the Money


Stone won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Stone raised a total of $44,864.


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[10]


In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
J.B. Powell
Georgia Senate District 23
Succeeded by