Sam Watson

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Sam Watson
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Georgia House of Representatives District 172
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
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
Office website
Sam Watson is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 172. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Juvenile Justice



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 Samuel L. "Sam" Watson was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 172. Watson 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 172, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Watson 100% 11,978
Total Votes 11,978

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Watson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Watson raised a total of $82,995 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[6]

Sam Watson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 172 Won $82,995
Grand Total Raised $82,995


Watson won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $82,995.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sam Watson's campaign in 2012
Jarvis, Scotty$2,500
Mobley Gin Co$2,500
Cavalier Insurance Co Inc Ltd$2,500
Sunshine Insurance Co Inc$2,500
Robert Hutson Ford-Lincoln Inc$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$82,995
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[7]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Maddox (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 172
Succeeded by