Joyce Chandler

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Joyce Chandler
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Georgia House of Representatives District 105
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSamford University
Master'sAuburn University
Ph.D.University of Georgia, Georgia State University
Office website
Campaign website
Joyce Chandler is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 105. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Chandler earned her B.S. from Samford University, her M.S. from Auburn University, her Ed.S. from Georgia State University, and her D.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Georgia.[1][2] Her professional experience includes working as Executive Director of Student Assistance Professionals Association (SAPA), volunteer coordinator for Anchor Church Tutoring Program, school counselor, and teacher, and owning a consulting business.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Juvenile Justice
Regulated Industries



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Renita Hamilton defeated Tim D. Hur in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joyce H. Chandler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hamilton will face Chandler in the general election.[3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 105 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRenita Hamilton 60.7% 671
Tim D. Hur 39.3% 434
Total Votes 1,105


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chandler ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 105. Chandler defeated Damon Ladd-Thomas in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Renita Hamilton defeated Rashid Malik in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7] Chandler defeated Renita Hamilton in the general election.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 105, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Chandler 51.3% 10,561
     Democratic Renita Hamilton 48.7% 10,007
Total Votes 20,568
Georgia House of Representatives District 105 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Chandler 76.6% 3,151
Damon Ladd-Thomas 23.4% 963
Total Votes 4,114

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chandler is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Chandler raised a total of $48,698 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Joyce Chandler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 105 Won $48,698
Grand Total Raised $48,698


Chandler won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chandler raised a total of $48,698.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joyce Chandler's campaign in 2012
Cmte to Elect Butch Parrish$2,500
Friends of Katie Dempsey$2,500
Georgia House Republican Trust$2,500
Friends for Donna Sheldon$2,500
Chandler, Joyce$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$48,698
Source:Follow the Money



Chandler received endorsements from:[10]

  • Georgia Right to Life Political Action Committee
  • National Federation of Independent Business/Georgia SAFE Trust
  • Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee of Georgia
  • State senator Renee Unterman


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

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Preceded by
Donna Sheldon (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 105
Succeeded by