|Georgia House of Representatives District 179|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Georgia State University|
|J.D.||John Marshall School of Law|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps Reserve|
|Years of service||1982|
|Profession||COO, Alpha Protective Services, Incorporated|
Prior to his election, Atwood was a magistrate judge and attorney in Glynn County, GA. He served for 34 years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve before leaving the service at the rank of Colonel. In the private sector, he was CEO and General Counsel for Alpha Protective Services, Inc., a security corporation and an instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy. He has also worked in local and federal law enforcement and served as Chief of Legal Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Atwood received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, an M.A. in International Relations from Webster College, and a J.D. from the John Marshall School of Law. He also graduated from the Federal Executive Institute. Atwood and his wife, Cynthia, have three children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Atwood served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Juvenile Justice, Vice Chair|
|• Judiciary - Non-Civil|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Atwood served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Information and Audits|
|• Judiciary - Non-Civil|
Atwood ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 179. Atwood ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Alex Atwood Incumbent||100%||16,098|
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 (2010)|
|Alex Atwood (R)||7,544||61.4%|
|Audrey Stewart (D)||4,744||38.6%|
Atwood came in second in in the July 20 primary.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 - Republican Primary (2010)|
He faced Shaw McVeigh in a primary runoff held August 10, winning 2,115-2,012.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 - Republican Primary Runoff (2010)|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Atwood was up for re-election, he collected $108,119 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||$3,600|
|Jack Hardman Inc||$3,000|
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Atwood and his wife Cynthia have three children.
- Alex Atwood campaign website
- Georgia House of Representatives - Alex Atwood
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Georgia Elected Officials and Leaders," January 20, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Elections Division "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "July 20, 2010 State Representative primary results
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "August 10, 2010 State Representative primary runoff results
- ↑ 210 contributions
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