|Georgia State Senate District 17|
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Douglas was First Vice-Chair of the Newton County Republican Part from 1997 to 1999. In 1996 and 2000 he was an alternate delegate at the Republican National Convention. He was a member of the Newton County Board of Education, District 3, from 1998 to 2002 and Chair in 2002. He then served in the Georgia State House of Representative from 2002 to 2004. He is currently a member of the Newton City Republican Party and also Chair of the 45th Senate District of the DeKalb Count Republican Party.
Douglas was an Officer/Major in the United States Army from 1977 to 1994. He has been a Field Representative for the Peace Officers Association of Georgia since 1997.
Douglas earned his B.S. in Political Science from North Georgia College and State University in 1976. He went on to receive his M.A. in Library Studies, American Society, from Mercer University in 1987.
- Appropriations Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Ethics Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Higher Education Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Public Safety Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Transportation Committee, Georgia State Senate
- Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, Georgia State Senate
On November 4, 2008, Douglas won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 17th Senate district. Douglas received 58,171 votes in the election, defeating Rudy Cox (D), who received 38,274 votes. Douglas raised $139,779 for his campaign in 2008; Cox raised $500.
|Georgia Senate, District 17|
|John Douglas (R)||58,171||60.3%|
In 2008, Douglas collected $139,779 in campaign contributions. The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:
|Georgia Medical Association||$4,000|
|Georgia Association of Realtors||$3,000|
|Carol Dianne Harkins||$2,300|
Douglas and his wife, Susan, have one child.
- Biography from the Georgia State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Sen. Douglas's website
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
|Georgia State Senate - District 17
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