Ron Stephens, Georgia Representative

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Ron Stephens
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Georgia House of Representatives District 164
Incumbent
In office
July 20, 1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
City Council, Garden City
1992-1997
Education
Bachelor'sArmstrong State and Mercer University, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJuly 3, 1954
Place of birthLyons, GA
ProfessionPharmacist
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ron Stephens (b. July 3, 1954) is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 164. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 1997.

Stephens served on the City Council of Garden City from 1992 to 1997.

Biography

Stephens' professional experience includes working as a pharmacist.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Tourism, Chair
Appropriations
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ron Stephens, Georgia Representative endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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 J.R. "Ron" Stephens was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stephens ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 164. Stephens ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Lauren Craddock ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Stephens defeated Lauren Craddock in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 164, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Stephens Incumbent 59.6% 9,595
     Democratic Lauren Craddock 40.4% 6,511
Total Votes 16,106

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stephens ran for re-election to the 164th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary. Stephens defeated Zena Mcclain (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 164 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Stephens (R) 9,885 67.7%
Zena Mcclain (D) 4,713 32.3%

2008

In 2008 Stephens was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 164. Stephens (R) ran unopposed and finished with 17,806 votes.[7] Stephens raised $93,150 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 164
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Stephens (R) 17,806

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stephens is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Stephens raised a total of $557,251 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Ron Stephens's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 164 Won $106,595
2010 Georgia State House, District 164 Won $108,048
2008 Georgia State House, District 164 Won $93,150
2006 Georgia State House, District 164 Won $80,875
2004 Georgia State House, District 164 Won $50,477
2002 Georgia State House, District 123 Won $25,800
2000 Georgia State House, District 150 Won $25,203
1998 Georgia State House, District 150 Won $67,103
Grand Total Raised $557,251

2012

Stephens won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stephens raised a total of $106,595.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Stephens, Georgia Representative's campaign in 2012
Skidaway Island Replublican Club$5,000
Georgia Pharmacy Association$3,500
Ralston for Representative$2,500
Larry Oneal Campaign Fund$2,500
Georgia House Republican Trust$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$106,595
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Stephens collected $108,048 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Stephens, Georgia Representative's campaign in 2010
Georgia Pharmacy Association$4,800
Walgreens$3,500
Georgia Association Of Realtors$3,400
Home Builders Association Of Georgia$3,300
Friends Of Jeff May$2,400
Total Raised in 2010 $108,048

2008

In 2008, Stephens collected $93,150 in campaign contributions.[11] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Pharmacy Association $4,000
Georgia Association of Realtors $3,000
Cancer Treatment Centers of America $2,500
Unitedhealth Care $2,000
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation $2,000

Personal

Stephens is a member of the Lyons Club, Exchange Club, and Garden City Baptist Church.[12]

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Georgia House of Representatives District 164
1997–present
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