John Wilkinson

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John Wilkinson
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Georgia State Senate District 50
In office
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
First electedDecember 6, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
John Wilkinson is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on December 6, 2011.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Chair
Education and Youth, Vice Chair
Government Oversight



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. Incumbent John K. Wilkinson is unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Wilkinson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 50. Wilkinson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5] Wilkinson ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wilkinson Incumbent 100% 53,667
Total Votes 53,667


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Resign-to-run law

On November 8, Wilkinson faced fellow Republicans Rick Austin, Curtis Burger, and David Strickland as well as Democrat Mary Beth Focer. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, the top two vote getters--Austin and Wilkinson--proceeded to a runoff election on December 6 where Austin was defeated.[7][8][9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilkinson is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilkinson raised a total of $92,360 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

John Wilkinson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 50 Won $23,550
2011 Georgia State Senate, District 50 Won $68,810
Grand Total Raised $92,360


Wilkinson won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilkinson raised a total of $23,550.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Wilkinson's campaign in 2012
Friends of Tommie Williams$2,000
Friends of Buddy Carter$1,000
Georgia Dental Association$1,000
Tippins, Lindsey$1,000
Cowsert for Senate$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$23,550
Source:Follow the Money


Wilkinson won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Wilkinson raised a total of $68,810.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Georgia

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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]


In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Butterworth
Georgia State Senate - District 50
Succeeded by