Karen Bennett

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Karen Bennett
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Georgia House of Representatives District 94
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
Office website
Personal website
Karen Bennett is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 94. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Code Revision
Economic Development and Tourism
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. Incumbent Karen L. Bennett is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Bradley J. Young is unopposed in the Republican primary. Bennett will face Young in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bennett ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 94. Bennett defeated Patricia Bourdeau, Vernon Jones, Tony Lentini and Jaye Peabody in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. No candidates filed to run in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5] Bennett ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 94, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Bennett 100% 20,674
Total Votes 20,674
Georgia House of Representatives District 94 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Bennett 62.6% 3,421
Jaye Peabody 14% 763
Patricia Bourdeau 13.8% 756
Tony Lentini 9.6% 525
Total Votes 5,465

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bennett is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bennett raised a total of $11,234 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[7]

Karen Bennett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 94 Won $11,234
Grand Total Raised $11,234


Bennett won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bennett raised a total of $11,234.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen Bennett's campaign in 2012
Henson, Steve$1,500
Laborers Local 515$1,000
Leeper, Gracie$535
Leeper, Robert$500
Bennett, Leroy$475
Total Raised in 2012$11,234
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
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Preceded by
Dar'shun Kendrick (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 94
Succeeded by