Vincent Fort

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Vincent Fort
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Georgia State Senate District 39
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University (1978)
Master'sAtlanta University (1981)
Personal
BirthdayApril 28, 1956
Place of birthNew Britain, Connecticut
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Vincent Fort (b. April 28, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Fort earned his B.A. in American History in 1978, and his M.A. in African-American History from Atlanta University in 1981. His professional experience includes working as an Assistant Director of the Martin Luther King Jr, Papers Project, professor for Morehouse College, Senior Assistant for the City of Atlanta City Council, and Professor of History/Political Science for Clark University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education and Youth
Interstate Cooperation
Judiciary
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Reapportionment and Redistricting
Urban Affairs
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Vincent Fort was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert W. Tindall was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fort will face Tindall in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Fort ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 39. Fort ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. No Republican candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Fort ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

Georgia State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Fort Incumbent 100% 60,843
Total Votes 60,843

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Fort won re-election to the 39th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 39
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Vincent Fort (D) 29,507 100.0%

He defeated Graham Balch in the July 20 primary.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 39 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Vincent Fort 6,901 67.7%
Graham Balch 3,288 32.3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fort won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 39th Senate district. Fort ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 49,125 votes.[8] Fort raised $72,223 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fort is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Fort raised a total of $590,577 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Vincent Fort's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $76,660
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $166,393
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $72,223
2006 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $25,839
2004 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $49,415
2002 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $35,900
2000 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $44,363
1998 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $84,422
1996 Georgia State Senate, District 39 Won $35,362
Grand Total Raised $590,577

2012

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $76,660.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vincent Fort's campaign in 2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Steve Henson for Senate$3,600
Georgia Federation of Teachers$3,000
Teamsters$2,500
Law Office of Michael L Neff Pc$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$76,660
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $166,393.

2008

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $72,223.

2006

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $25,839.

2004

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $49,415.

2002

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $35,900.

2000

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $44,363.

1998

Fort won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $84,422.

1996

Fort won election to the Georgia State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Fort raised a total of $35,362.

Personal

Fort and his wife, Cheryl, have three children.

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2014

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."

2012

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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