Tim Golden

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Tim Golden
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Georgia State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
1990 - 1998
Personal
ProfessionMortgage Broker
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tim Golden is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Golden served in the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1990 to 1998.

Biography

Golden earned his B.S. in American History/Political Science from Valdosta State University in 1977. His professional experience includes working as a Staff Aide for former United States Senator Sam Nunn, Staff Aide for former United States Congressman Charles Hatcher, owner/founder of Golden Printing of Valdosta, and Mortgage Broker/co-owner of Beacon Hill Financial.

Party switch

Golden served as a Democrat until switching parties following his re-election in the 2010 general election. He stated, “I am changing my party affiliation in order to better represent the views of the majority of my constituents and my own conservative, pro-business philosophy."[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance and Labor, Chair
Finance, Vice Chair
Administrative Affairs
Appropriations
Higher Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Golden served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Golden ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 8. Golden ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012, and defeatedDemocratic candidate Bikram Mohanty in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Georgia State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Golden Incumbent 62% 36,479
     Democratic Bikram Mohanty 38% 22,320
Total Votes 58,799

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Golden won re-election to the 8th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election.[5]

Georgia State Senate District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Golden Incumbent 100% 29,680
Total Votes 29,680

2008

On November 4, 2008, Golden won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 8th Senate district. Golden ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 49,509 votes.[6] Golden raised $82,000 for his campaign.[7]

Georgia State Senate District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Golden Incumbent 100% 49,509
Total Votes 49,509

2006

On November 7, 2006, Golden won re-election to District 8 of the Georgia State Senate against Norman Bennett (R).[8]

Georgia State Senate District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Golden Incumbent 58.4% 18,081
     Republican Norman Bennett 41.6% 12,877
Total Votes 30,958

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Golden is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Golden raised a total of $900,669 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[9]

Tim Golden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $151,545
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $77,700
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $82,000
2006 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $142,449
2004 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $221,676
2002 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $60,600
2000 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $34,702
1998 Georgia State Senate, District 8 Won $100,510
1996 Georgia State House, District 177 Won $29,487
Grand Total Raised $900,669

2012

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $151,545.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Golden's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia$3,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Mag Mutual Insurance$3,000
David Shafer Senate Cmte$2,500
Georgia Healthcare Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$151,545
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $77,700.

2008

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $82,000.


2006

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $142,449.

2004

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $221,676.

2002

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $60,600.

2000

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $34,702.

1998

Golden won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $100,510.

1996

Golden won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Golden raised a total of $29,487.

Personal

Golden and his wife, Ellen, have one child.

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[10]

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[11]

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Georgia State Senate - District 8
1999–present
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