Andrew Welch

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Andrew Welch
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Georgia House of Representatives District 110
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPartner, Smith, Welch & Brittain
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrew Welch is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 110. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Welch served as Chair of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and on the Henry County Board of Commissioners.

Biography

Welch's professional experience includes working as a partner at Smith, Welch & Britain LLP.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Code Revision, Vice Chair
Judiciary
Juvenile Justice
Regulated Industries

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Andrew Welch endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Campaign themes

2014

Welch's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Tax Relief

  • Excerpt: "Andy is a strong supporter of John Linder’s FAIR TAX Plan. And as our Representative, he will sponsor legislation eliminating all Georgia income taxes and replacing them with a fairer sales tax system. Andy’s tax relief plan would save working families hundreds, if not thousands, annually and reduce the size of state government."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "As our representative, Andy will continue to be our strongest advocate for completing badly-needed transportation projects in Butts, Newton and Henry Counties. Relieving traffic congestion in downtown Jackson is of critical concern to downtown businesses."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Andy will work to incentivize high school graduation through his proposed Career Pathways program. This program would encourage high school juniors and seniors to take college and technical school level courses in a particular area or field of study for academic credit."

Repealing Obamacare

  • Excerpt: "Andy supports the repeal of ObamaCare, including authorizing the State Attorney General to file suit to force repeal. Our Federal Constitution does not authorize Congress to compel individuals or businesses to purchase government prescribed health care."

Experience and Leadership

  • Excerpt: "Andy knows that it is a privilege and an honor to serve. He will continue to work in the legislature the same way he works here at home: to listen first, to act with personal responsibility, and to respect the opinions of others."

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. B. Kaye Shipley was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Andrew J. "Andy" Welch was unopposed in the Republican primary. Shipley will face Welch in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Welch ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 110. Welch ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6] Welch ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 110, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Welch Incumbent 100% 16,365
Total Votes 16,365

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Welch defeated Rudy Cox (D) in the November 2 general election.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 110 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Welch (R) 15,037 66.4%
Rudy Cox (D) 7,604 33.6%

Welch came in first in the July 20 primary.[9]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 110 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Welch 2,427 37.5%
Lee M. Spahos 2,327 36.0%
Tom R. Nicholson 1,712 26.5%

He faced off with Lee Spahos in a primary runoff on August 10, winning 3,336-2,824.[10]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 110 - Republican Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Welch 3,336 54.2%
Lee M. Spahos 2,824 45.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Welch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Welch raised a total of $134,692 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[11]

Andrew Welch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 110 Won $39,510
2010 Georgia State House, District 110 Won $95,182
Grand Total Raised $134,692

2012

Welch won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Welch raised a total of $39,510.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrew Welch's campaign in 2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Atlanta Motor Speedway$2,800
Scott, Justin C$2,500
Renfroe, Scott$1,000
State Farm Insurance$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$39,510
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Welch was up for re-election, he collected $95,182 in donations.[12]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Welch Iii, Andrew J (Andy) $30,790
Scott, Kirsten $3,600
Scott, Justin $3,600
Welch, Kit $2,400

Personal

Welch and his wife, Cara, have two children.

Scorecards

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2014

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

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.[14]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Lunsford
Georgia House District 110
2011–present
Succeeded by
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