Michele Henson

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Michele Henson
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Georgia House of Representatives District 86
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 1991 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Miami
Personal
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michele Henson is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 86. She was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Henson's professional experience includes working as an administrator, businesswoman, and owner of a custom picture framing business.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Economic Development and Tourism
Health and Human Services
Small Business Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Henson 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Michele Henson defeated Jacqueline L. Adams in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 86 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Henson Incumbent 70.1% 2,850
Jacqueline L. Adams 29.9% 1,216
Total Votes 4,066

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Henson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 86. Henson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. Lisa Y. Kinnemore ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Henson defeated Lisa Kinnemore in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Henson Incumbent 77.2% 16,413
     Republican Lisa Kennemore 22.8% 4,856
Total Votes 21,269

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Henson ran for re-election to the 87th 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.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 87 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michele Henson (D) 10,847 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Henson was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 87. Henson (D) ran unopposed and finished with 16,993 votes.[7] Henson raised $25,494 for her campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 87
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michele Henson (D) 16,993

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Henson is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Henson raised a total of $556,388 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Michele Henson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 86 Won $49,710
2010 Georgia State House, District 87 Won $20,725
2008 Georgia State House, District 87 Won $25,494
2006 Georgia State House, District 87 Won $73,086
2004 Georgia State House, District 87 Won $111,904
2002 Georgia State House, District 55 Won $93,455
2000 Georgia State House, District 65 Won $74,218
1998 Georgia State House, District 65 Won $40,339
1996 Georgia State House, District 65 Won $67,457
Grand Total Raised $556,388

2012

Henson won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Henson raised a total of $49,710.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michele Henson's campaign in 2012
Georgia Dental Association$3,400
Georgia Optometric Association$2,000
Orlando Law Firm$1,500
Georgia Hospital Association$1,000
Democratic Party of Dekalb County$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$49,710
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Henson collected $20,725 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michele Henson's campaign in 2010
Georgia Dental Association$2,750
Walgreens$1,000
Dale M Schwartz & Associates$750
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$750
Abbott Laboratories$750
Total Raised in 2010 $20,725

2008

In 2008, Henson collected $25,494 in campaign contributions.[11] The four largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Dental Association $2,700
The Sembler Co. Disbursement Account $1,500
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals $1,000
Georgia Chiropractic Association $1,000

Scorecards

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2014

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

2012

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karla Drenner (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 86
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 87
1991–2013
Succeeded by
Earnest Williams (D)