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Karla Drenner
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Georgia House of Representatives District 85
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2001 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia State College, 1985
Master'sSouthern Illinois University, 1991
Ph.D.LaSalle University, 1995
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1961
Place of birthCharleston, WV
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Karla Drenner is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Drenner's professional experience includes working as Regional Manager of Safety and Health for Federal Express Ground, Director of La Roche Industries Incorporated, President of DCS Incorporated, and Director of Operations for Mallindrodt Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Health and Human Services
Natural Resources and Environment
Rules
Small Business Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Drenner served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Drenner served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

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 Karla L. Drenner was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Drenner ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 85. Drenner ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3] Drenner ran unopposed in the general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKarla Drenner Incumbent 100% 17,227
Total Votes 17,227

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Drenner ran for re-election to the 86th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the July 20 primary and no one filed to run against her in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 86 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Karla Drenner (D) 6,477 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Drenner was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 86. Drenner (D) ran unopposed and finished with 11,677 votes.[6] Drenner raised $8,450 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 86
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karla Drenner (D) 11,677

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Drenner is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Drenner raised a total of $210,519 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[8]

Karla Drenner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 85 Won $34,035
2010 Georgia State House, District 86 Won $0
2008 Georgia State House, District 86 Won $8,450
2006 Georgia State House, District 86 Won $83,617
2004 Georgia State House, District 86 Won $28,880
2002 Georgia State House, District 57 Won $34,263
2000 Georgia State House, District 66 Won $21,274
Grand Total Raised $210,519

2012

Drenner won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Drenner raised a total of $34,035.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karla Drenner's campaign in 2012
Waste Management$1,500
Eli Lilly & Co$1,450
Georgia Dental Association$1,450
Tessler, Bob$1,000
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,035
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Drenner raised no money in campaign contributions.[9]

2008

In 2008, Drenner collected $8,450 in campaign contributions.[10] The four largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $1,000
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology $1,000
Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers $1,000
Resurgens Orthopaedics $750

Personal

Drenner is a member of the Air and Waste Management Association, Health Physics Society, National Registry of Environmental Professionals, and the National Safety Council.[11]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephanie Benfield (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 85
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 86
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Michele Henson (D)