Mike Cheokas

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Mike Cheokas
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Georgia House of Representatives District 138
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWestminster Schools of Atlanta, 1971
Personal
Place of birthAmericus, GA
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Cheokas is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 138. Cheokas was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Cheokas' professional experience includes working as a businessman.

Switches party affiliation

Following his unopposed victory in the November 2, 2010 general election, Cheokas switched his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican. He stated, "My fiscally conservative voting record reflects that effort and the views of my constituents, which ultimately led me to join the House Republican Caucus."[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair
Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight
Health and Human Services
Information and Audits
Insurance
State Properties

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cheokas 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. Kevin T. Brown was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent M.A. "Mike" Cheokas was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown will face Cheokas in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cheokas ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 138. Cheokas ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Kevin T. Brown ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Cheokas defeated Kevin T. Brown in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 138, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Cheokas Incumbent 50.7% 8,101
     Democratic Kevin T. Brown 49.3% 7,893
Total Votes 15,994

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cheokas ran for re-election to the 134th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against him in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 134 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Cheokas (D) 9,116 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Cheokas was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 134. Cheokas (D) ran unopposed and finished with 14,188 votes.[7] Cheokas raised $24,800 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 134
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Cheokas (D) 14,188

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cheokas is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Cheokas raised a total of $206,958 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Mike Cheokas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 138 Won $65,688
2010 Georgia State House, District 134 Won $20,125
2008 Georgia State House, District 134 Won $24,800
2006 Georgia State House, District 134 Won $48,075
2004 Georgia State House, District 134 Won $48,270
Grand Total Raised $206,958

2012

Cheokas won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cheokas raised a total of $65,688.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Cheokas's campaign in 2012
Ralston for Representative$5,000
Georgia House Republican Trust$2,500
Cmte to Elect Richard Smith$2,500
Cmte to Elect John D Meadows Iii$2,500
Terry England Campaign$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$65,688
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Cheokas collected $20,125 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Cheokas's campaign in 2010
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Georgia$1,750
Walgreens$1,000
Associated General Contractors Of Georgia$1,000
Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals$1,000
Georgia Association Of HMOs$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $20,125

2008

In 2008, Cheokas collected $24,800 in campaign contributions.[11] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $3,000
United Distributors $1,250
Georgia Wine and Spirits Wholesalers $1,000
Lee Design and Management Group Inc $1,000
Georgia Optometric Association $1,000

Personal

Cheokas is Co-Chair of the Rosalynn Carter Institute of the Americus Kiwanis Club, and on the New Horizons Habitat for Humanity Board.[12]

Scorecards

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2014

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

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.[14]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nikki Randall (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 138
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 134
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Richard H. Smith (R)