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Robert Dickey
Georgia House of Representatives District 140
In office
February 23, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedFebruary 15, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia
Master'sGeorgia College
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Robert Dickey is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 140. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 15, 2011.


Dickey earned his B.A. and M.A. in Business Administration. His professional experience includes owning Dickey Farms, a peach and timber farm in Musella, GA.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Dickey served on the following committees:

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2015
Banks and Banking
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Higher Education
Natural Resources and Environment


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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dickey was not appointed to any legislative committees.


Campaign themes


Dickey's 2011 special election campaign site emphasized his reasons for seeking office:

  • "I have always been committed to serving this community that has done so much for me. I am ready to take my service to the next level and deliver for this district. With a struggling economy and 10% unemployment, we need an experienced businessperson who knows how to attract new jobs, balance budgets and keep taxes low. We need someone with the experience in agriculture to help our farmers and agribusiness expand and add new jobs. Now more than ever, we need a leader who is committed to our families, who has a record of service and has the experience to deliver for us. That's why I am running, and I will not let you down."



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Robert L. Dickey was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dickey ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 140. Dickey ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 140, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Dickey Incumbent 100% 15,699
Total Votes 15,699


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Dickey defeated Judye Sellier (R) and Sharon Howard (D) in the February 15, 2011 special election to Georgia House of Representatives, District 136. Both Georgia special elections held an open primary. All candidates appeared on the February 15 ballot along with their party affiliation. Since Dickey received more than 50% of the vote, the election will not proceed to a runoff on March 15.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dickey is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Dickey raised a total of $184,216 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[7]

Robert Dickey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 140 Won $38,465
2011 Georgia State House, District 136 Won $145,751
Grand Total Raised $184,216


Dickey won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dickey raised a total of $38,465.


Dickey is a member of the Georgia and Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Water Council, the local Farm Bureau, the SunTrust Middle GA Bank Board, and the Gordon College Foundation. He also serves as Vice President of the Flint Energies Board of Directors. In the past, Dickey has served as President of the Georgia and National Peach Council and Chair of the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Advisory Council. He is married to his wife, Cynde. They have two children.[8]


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[9]

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."


In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[10]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Epps (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 140
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tony Sellier (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 136
Succeeded by
Carolyn Hugley (D)