John Albers

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John Albers
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Georgia State Senate District 56
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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John Albers is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Albers' professional experience includes working as an executive and partner at Ronald Blue & Co., a financial services firm, and serving as a volunteer firefighter.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
State Institutions and Property, Chair
Public Safety, Vice Chair
Economic Development
Finance

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

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

  • Economic Development/Job Growth
Excerpt: "In these difficult times, our State Representative should be focused on efforts to recruit new jobs and help existing businesses grow."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "We need a regional transportation system in Georgia, and I am committed to making sure that I work with legislators from both parties to come up with a new government funding structure for mass transit."
  • Taxes & Spending
Excerpt: "John Albers will introduce a Constitutional Amendment to cap increases in the assessed value of property at the rate of inflation plus population growth, but allow for local governments to exceed that cap if approved by the voters in a local referendum."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Albers is a passionate advocate for local control of our schools. He will work to eliminate the austerity cuts the state has imposed on our schools in recent years and work to improve the QBE funding formula to insure our schools are receiving their fair share of state funding."
  • Milton County
Excerpt: "Albers supports the recreation of Milton County to include the cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Mountain Park, Milton Alpharetta and Johns Creek."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Albers proposes an innovative plan to allow small businesses to purchase health insurance for their employees through the State Employee Health Benefit Plan."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Albers will fully support a similar policy as Arizona and press the federal government to enforce the law and be accountable."

Presidential preference

2012

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

John Albers endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

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. Akhtar Sadiq is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John E. Albers is unopposed in the Republican primary. Sadig will face Albers in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Albers ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 56. Albers ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012, and defeated Akhtar Sadiq in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Georgia State Senate, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Albers Incumbent 67.3% 48,145
     Democratic Akhtar Sadiq 32.7% 23,438
Total Votes 71,583

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Albers was unopposed for the November 2nd election. No Democrats filed to run for the seat.[8]

Georgia State Senate, District 56
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Albers (R) 36,334 100.0%

Albers came in second in the July 20 primary.[9]

Georgia State Senate, District 56 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brandon Beach 5,280 38.0%
John Albers 4,655 33.5%
David Christian Belle Isle 3,959 28.5%

This necessitated a runoff between Albers and Beach on August 10, which Albers narrowly won.[10]

Georgia State Senate, District 56 - Republican Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Albers 7,156 50.7%
Brandon Beach 6,955 49.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Albers is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Albers raised a total of $312,169 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[11]

John Albers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 56 Won $139,174
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 56 Won $172,995
Grand Total Raised $312,169

2012

Albers won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Albers raised a total of $139,174.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Albers's campaign in 2012
Select Management Resources$5,000
Novack, Richard$4,500
Martin, Brian$4,000
Friends of Tommie Williams$3,000
Studentsfirst$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$139,174
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Albers won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Albers raised a total of $172,995.

Personal

Albers and his wife, Kari, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Moody
Georgia Senate District 56
2011–present
Succeeded by
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