Michael Caldwell

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Michael Caldwell
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Georgia House of Representatives District 20
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'sKennesaw State University (2010)
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Caldwell is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Caldwell earned his B.S. in Finance from Kennesaw State University in 2010. His professional experience includes working for Python Safety, Inc.[1][2]

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight
Code Revision
State Planning and Community Affairs



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 Michael R. Caldwell was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Caldwell ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 20. Caldwell defeated incumbent Charlice Byrd in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Lillian Burnaman ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7] Caldwell defeated Lillian Burnaman in the general election.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Caldwell 76.9% 18,422
     Democratic Lillian Burnaman 23.1% 5,524
Total Votes 23,946
Georgia House of Representatives District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Caldwell 53.4% 5,094
Charlice Byrd Incumbent 46.6% 4,452
Total Votes 9,546

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Caldwell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Caldwell raised a total of $35,159 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[9]

Michael Caldwell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 20 Won $25,361
2010 Georgia State House, District 20 Defeated $9,798
Grand Total Raised $35,159


Caldwell won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Caldwell raised a total of $25,361.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Caldwell's campaign in 2012
Caldwell, Michael$3,076
Python Safety Inc$2,831
Leggett, David$2,500
Caldwell, Mark$2,500
Mathews Jr, William$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$25,361
Source:Follow the Money


Caldwell lost the election for the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Caldwell raised a total of $9,798.


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[10]

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Preceded by
Charlice Byrd (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 20
Succeeded by