John House

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John House
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U.S. House, Georgia, District 2
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John House was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia. House defeated Rick Allen in the Republican runoff on August 21, 2012.[1] He lost to incumbent Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]


House grew up in Columbus, Georgia.[3]


  • Columbus High School
  • Auburn University


Since retirement from the Army, House has worked as a consultant and Army civilian employee while traveling extensively throughout the United States.[3] House founded JM Planning & Research, a small business specializing in Defense Department industry consulting.[3]



See also: Georgia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

House ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 2nd District. House won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[4] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of May 25, 2012. The primary elections were held on July 31, 2012. He and Rick Allen won the Republican primary and advanced to a runoff election.[5] House defeated Allen in the Republican runoff primary on August 21, 2012, but lost to incumbent Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6].[7]

U.S. House, Georgia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSanford Bishop Incumbent 63.8% 162,751
     Republican John House 36.2% 92,410
Total Votes 255,161
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen 41.9% 11,312
Ken DeLoach 26.1% 7,043
John House 31.9% 8,614
Total Votes 26,969


House received endorsements from the Georgia Right to Life[8] and Georgia representative Mike Keown.[9]

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Breakdown of the source of House's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

House lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, House's campaign committee raised a total of $169,482 and spent $168,223.[10]

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