Scott Holcomb

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Scott Holcomb
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Georgia House of Representatives District 81
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
J.D.West Virginia University
Military service
Service/branchAir National Guard, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq,
Years of service1998-2004
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Holcomb is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 81. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Holcomb earned his B.A. from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. from West Virginia University. His professional experience includes working as a part-time teacher at Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps for six years and in the Air National Guard for six years.

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Defense and Veterans Affairs
Higher Education
Juvenile Justice
Public Safety and Homeland Security


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


Campaign themes


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

My Philosophy

  • Excerpt: "I believe that voters want a representative who is interested in solving problems. Scoring political points isn't a way to fix anything. Neither is playing partisan politics. Honestly, there just isn't time for that."


  • Excerpt: "A high-quality public education system is key to Georgia's economic security. It is also the best investment we can make in the long term vitality of our communities. I am committed to fighting for innovation in our classrooms and creative solutions for our funding problems."

Economic Development & Jobs

  • Excerpt: "During difficult economic times, one of government's most important responsibilities is to set the table for private sector growth. That requires innovative use of tax revenue, strategic investment in infrastructure (such as the Port of Savannah), and prudent support for people who are hurting due to the slowdown."


  • Excerpt: "I believe we should ban all lobbyist gifts and institute very strict disclosure laws. We need rules that make it plain to everybody that anyone holding public office in Georgia must put the people's interests first. If a politician can't support rules like that, he or she shouldn't hold office."


  • Excerpt: "As a veteran and a Member of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee, I am committed to helping Georgia's veterans and their families."



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 M. Scott Holcomb was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while James R. "Jim" Duffie was unopposed in the Republican primary. Holcomb defeated Duffie in the general election.[2][3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 81 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Holcomb Incumbent 53.3% 5,842
     Republican Jim Duffie 46.7% 5,118
Total Votes 10,960


See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

On May 1, 2013, Holcomb announced he was considering running for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014.[5] Holcomb failed to file by the filing deadline.[6]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Holcomb ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 81. Holcomb ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. ref name="SOS">Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed May 29, 2012</ref> Holcomb ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Holcomb Incumbent 56.1% 8,725
     Republican Chris Boedeker 43.9% 6,837
Total Votes 15,562


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Holcomb had no opposition in the primary and faced no opponents in the November 2 general election.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 82 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Holcomb (D) 9,687 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Holcomb is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Holcomb raised a total of $285,749 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Scott Holcomb's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 81 Won $105,435
2010 Georgia State House, District 82 Won $25,587
2006 Georgia Secretary of State Defeated $154,727
Grand Total Raised $285,749


Holcomb won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Holcomb raised a total of $105,435.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Holcomb's campaign in 2012
Kang Md, Brandon S$5,000
Friends of Elena Parent$5,000
Kang Md, Christine O$5,000
White, Joseph$2,750
Curtis, Heather$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$105,435
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Holcomb was up for re-election, he collected $25,587 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Curling, Donna Adams $4,800
Ross, Marc $1,500
Electrical Workers $1,000
Cannon, Christian $1,000


Holcomb and his wife, Kathleen, have one son. He is on the Board of Directors of HOPE Atlanta, an organization dedicated to preventing homelessness, and is a member of the Georgia state bar's Military Legal Assistance Program Committee.


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]

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.[12]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elena Parent (D)
Georgia House District 81
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kevin Levitas
Georgia House District 82
Succeeded by
Mary Margaret Oliver (D)