Willie Talton

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Willie Talton
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Georgia House of Representatives District 147
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFort Valley State University
Associate'sMiddle Georgia College, 1974
Personal
ProfessionInterim Chief of Police, Centerville Police Department
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Willie Talton is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 147. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Talton's professional experience includes working as the Interim Chief of Police of the Centerville Police Department and Chief Deputy Sheriff in Warner Robbins.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Special Rules, Chair
Banks and Banking
Education
Juvenile Justice
Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Heath N. Clark defeated incumbent Willie Lee Talton in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 147 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeath N. Clark 53.6% 1,545
Willie Talton Incumbent 46.4% 1,339
Total Votes 2,884

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Talton ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 147. Talton ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 147, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWillie Talton Incumbent 100% 15,355
Total Votes 15,355

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Talton ran for re-election to the 145th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary. Talton defeated Fenika Miller (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 145 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Willie Talton (R) 5,560 57.5%
Fenika Miller (D) 4,105 42.5%

2008

In 2008 Talton was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 145. Talton (R) ran unopposed and finished with 11,379 votes.[6] Talton raised $13,921 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 145
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Willie Talton (R) 11,739

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Talton is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Talton raised a total of $157,985 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[8]

Willie Talton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 147 Won $37,135
2010 Georgia State House, District 145 Won $39,400
2008 Georgia State House, District 145 Won $13,921
2006 Georgia State House, District 145 Won $58,199
2004 Georgia State House, District 145 Won $9,330
Grand Total Raised $157,985

2012

Talton won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Talton raised a total of $37,135.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Willie Talton's campaign in 2012
Larry Oneal Campaign Fund$5,300
Select Management Resources$2,500
Hall Booth Smith & Slover$2,000
Branch Banking & Trust Corp$2,000
Christopher, Bohrer$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$37,135
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Talton collected $39,400 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Willie Talton's campaign in 2010
Ralston For Representative$2,000
Oneal, Larry$2,000
Georgia Association Of Realtors$1,500
Cmte To Elect Ben Harbin$1,500
Outdoor Advertising Association Of Georgia$1,400
Total Raised in 2010 $39,400

2008

In 2008, Talton collected $13,921 in campaign contributions.[10] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Association of Realtors $2,000
UPS $1,500
Home Builders Association of Georgia $1,000
Mo Thrash - Govt. Affairs $1,000
Boeing Company $1,000
Georgia Medical Association $1,000

Personal

Talton is a member of the Board of Private Detectives, CB and T Bank, Flint Electric Corporation Board of Directors, Robin's Museum of Aviation Board, Rotary Club, Security Guards for the State of Georgia, and the Young Men's Christian Association Board.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Buddy Harden (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 147
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 145
2005–2013
Succeeded by
E. Culver Kidd (I)