Sam Teasley

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Sam Teasley
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Georgia House of Representatives District 37
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives District 38
2011-2013
Personal
Place of birthCobb, GA
ProfessionRealtor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sam Teasley is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Teasley's professional experience includes working as a realtor with Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2015
Banks and Banking
Education
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Ethics
Insurance
Ways and Means

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Teasley's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: " Government is not the source of economic growth, but it can foster an environment that encourages or discourages it. Sam is committed to making Georgia one of the most desirable places for a business, whether a small business or a large one, to set up shop. As more businesses are started, or choose to locate here, the jobs created will provide the growth we need to get our economy moving again."

Education

  • Excerpt: " Our schools must prepare our children to compete and win in the global marketplace and to value the unique freedoms we enjoy as Americans. The investment in our future as a state and as a nation through the education of our children should always be at the forefront of our minds. There is no one more committed to character development and educational learning than a parent. We must empower parents so that they can make the right choices for their children."

Government Accountability

  • Excerpt: " Elected officials are duty bound to guard the citizens’ interests and spend the taxpayers’ money wisely. Thankfully, Georgia’s Constitution requires that the state’s budget be balanced each year – avoiding the mess that politicians in Washington D.C. create by borrowing against our future, our children’s future, and our grandchildren’s future. Just like a family that has to balance its checkbook and choose its priorities on what it will spend, so must government. Sam is committed to not passing on a legacy of debt and government dependency to future generations."

Elections

2014

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. W.R. "Bill" Bolton was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Samuel K. "Sam" Teasley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bolton was defeated by Teasley in the general election.[2][3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 37 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Teasley Incumbent 62.5% 10,054
     Democratic Bill Bolton 37.5% 6,038
Total Votes 16,092

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Teasley ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 37. Teasley ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Bill Bolton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5] Teasley defeated Bill Bolton in the general election.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Teasley Incumbent 59.5% 13,427
     Democratic Bill Bolton 40.5% 9,137
Total Votes 22,564

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Teasley did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary. He defeated incumbent Pat Dooley (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sam Teasley (R) 6,395 56.8%
Pat Dooley (D) 4,862 43.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Teasley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Teasley raised a total of $144,810 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 23, 2013.[8]

Sam Teasley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 37 Won $65,376
2010 Georgia State House, District 38 Won $79,434
Grand Total Raised $144,810

2012

Teasley won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Teasley raised a total of $65,376.

2010

Teasley won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Teasley raised a total of $79,434.

Personal

Teasley and his wife, Michelle, have three children.

Scorecards

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2014

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."

2012

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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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Terry Johnson (D)
Georgia House District 37
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Pat Dooley
Georgia House District 38
2011–2013
Succeeded by
David Wilkerson (D)