Barry Loudermilk

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Barry Loudermilk
Barry Loudermilk.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Georgia District 11
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Georgia State Senate District 14
In office
2011-August 27, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primaryMay 20, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives District 52
2005 - 2011
Education
Bachelor'sWayland Baptist University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1984 - 1992
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Barry Loudermilk is a former Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 14 from 2011 to August 28, 2013. Loudermilk resigned to focus on his run for Georgia's 11th Congressional District in 2014.

Loudermilk served in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 14th District from 2005-2011. He was Chairman of the Bartow County Republican Party from 2000-2004.

Loudermilk is President and Co-owner of INSI Technologies. He served in the United States Air Force from 1984-1992, and has been a businessman, Department Head of Mathematics and Information Technology at Charter College, and a Regional Business Manager with Honeywell Federal Systems, Incorporated.

He is Director of American Heritage Moments of the Barley Loaf Ministries Board of Directors, Cartersville Bartow County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and an Officer in the Civil Air Patrol.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Science and Technology, Chair
Public Safety
Transportation
Veterans, Military and Homeland Security

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Barry Loudermilk endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2014

Loudermilk is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 11th Congressional District of Georgia.[3][4] Loudermilk is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[4]

Endorsements

See also: FreedomWorks PAC

FreedomWorks PAC announced its endorsement of Loudermilk on November 6, 2013.[5]

In the endorsement FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said, “Barry Loudermilk is a rare commodity in politics today. As a legislator he has proven time and time again a willingness to stand on principle over party and fight for conservative values even when it meant taking on Republican leadership and a Republican governor. As a small business owner he has survived the onslaught of federal overreach and understands firsthand what needs to be done to get our economy rolling...Some candidates run for Congress because of the lure of the title, while others run for a chance to earn redemption in the spotlight. This race has those candidates in spades. This race also has Barry Loudermilk, who cares more about fixing our fiscal problems and returning our nation to sound constitutional principles than the pomp and fame a congressional office holds. The choice is clear. Barry Loudermilk will be a clear voice for common sense fiscal policies and a return to limited government in Congress.”[5]

Polls

Republican primary
Poll Barry Loudermilk Bob BarrTricia PridemoreEd LindseyLarry MrozinskiAllan LeveneUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
McLaughlin & Associates
March 10-11, 2014
13%25%4%15%0%0%41%+/-5.7300
RightPath
March 20-24, 2014
12.3%12.2%3.7%2.7%0.3%0.3%65.5%+/-4.08600
Landmark/RosettaStone
April 17, 2014
25%23%11%8%0%0%26%+/-4.5500
AVERAGES 16.77% 20.07% 6.23% 8.57% 0.1% 0.1% 44.17% +/-4.76 466.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Loudermilk ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 14. Loudermilk 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.[6][7] Loudermilk won re-election in the general election.[8]

Georgia State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Loudermilk Incumbent 100% 54,871
Total Votes 54,871

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Loudermilk won election to the 52nd District seat of the Georgia State Senate in 2010. He defeated Mike Burton (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

Georgia State Senate, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Loudermilky Loudermilk (R) 27,782 75.1%
Mike Burton (D) 9,231 24.9%

Loudermilk defeated Jeff Knight in the July 20 primary.[10]

Georgia State Senate, District 52 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Loudermilky Loudermilk 8,869 72.4%
Jeff Knight 3,386 27.6%

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website, Loudermilk listed eight issues he is concerned about.[11] They are:

  • Sanctity of Life
Excerpt: "Loudermilky holds firm to the principles of our Founding Fathers that all rights are given by God and it is the sole duty of Government to protect these rights... Life is the ultimate right and it is the responsibility of Government to protect that right."
  • Lower Taxes
Excerpt: "Georgians deserve a tax system that is fair for everyone and doesn't punish individual achievement and success. As a State representative Loudermilky has actively promoted key legislation to reform Georgia's antiquated tax code."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "The ever increasing number of illegal aliens entering into Georgia is having a drastic effect on our government, are our economy and our health care system. These individuals have violated our federal laws to enter this nation and they should be treated as any other criminal."
  • Less Government
Excerpt: "As a State Representative, Loudermilky has been a strong advocate of reducing the size and scope of our state government."
  • Jobs & the Economy
Excerpt: "Burdensome taxation, the rising cost of health care and the growing intrusion of government in the operation of private business are just some of the challenges Georgia's businesses are facing.
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "As a state representative, Loudermilky supported several measures to improve Georgia's healthcare industry, increased competition, provide more consumer choice, and reduce the cost of practicing medicine in Georgia."
  • Protecting Family Values
Excerpt: "Our values can only be defended by legislator who has the courage to stand against the liberal Atlanta mindset. Loudermilky has consistently defended the sanctity of marriage as being between one man and one woman."
  • Fuel and Energy Costs
Excerpt: "We must reduce overbearing government regulations and moratoriums on drilling for domestic sources of oil and natural gas."

2008

In 2008 Loudermilk was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 14. Loudermilk (R) finished with 15,511 votes while his opponent Richard Darezzo (D) finished with 5,262 votes.[12] Loudermilk raised $80,040 for his campaign fund.[13]

Georgia House of Representatives District 14
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Loudermilky Loudermilk (R) 15,511
Richard Darezzo (D) 5,262
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Loudermilk was endorsed by:

  • The Newsvine Tea Party[14]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Loudermilk is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Loudermilk raised a total of $311,240 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[15]

Barry Loudermilk's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 14 Won $47,159
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 52 Won $66,521
2008 Georgia State House, District 14 Won $80,040
2006 Georgia State House, District 14 Won $38,588
2004 Georgia State House, District 14 Won $78,932
Grand Total Raised $311,240

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Loudermilk's reports.[16]


Barry Loudermilk (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$0.00$97,174.35$(35,016.74)$62,157.61
October Quarterly[18]October 16, 2013$62,157.61$78,859.20$(76,894.53)$64,122.28
Running totals
$176,033.55$(111,911.27)

2012

Loudermilk won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Loudermilk raised a total of $47,159.

2010

Loudermilk won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Loudermilk raised a total of $66,521.

2008

Loudermilk won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Loudermilk raised a total of $80,040.

2006

Loudermilk won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Loudermilk raised a total of $38,588.

2004

Loudermilk won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Loudermilk raised a total of $78,932.

Controversy

Senators Loudermilk and William Ligon were charged with discrimination against a former employee. Democrats say that an $80,000 payment was issued this summer to settle the case secretly and have called for the resignation of the two senators.[19]

Personal

Loudermilk and his wife Desiree have three children.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Loudermilk
  2. Newt Gingrich 2012, "Slate of Georgia Officials Back Newt Gingrich for President," December 13, 2011
  3. Macon.com, "Ga. state Senator resigns for congressional bid," accessed August 28, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Atlanta Journal Constitution "Your daily jolt: Loudermilky Loudermilk makes it a trio in GOP's 11th District race" Accessed April 25, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Peach Pundit, "FreedomWorks PAC Endorses Loudermilk," accessed November 12, 2013
  6. Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012
  7. Georgia Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
  8. Georgia Elections Division "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012
  9. Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
  10. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed March 24, 2014
  11. Loudermilky Loudermilk campaign website, "Today's Issues"
  12. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  13. Campaign funds
  14. Newsvine.com
  15. followthemoney.org, "Loudermilk, Barry," accessed August 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Barry Loudermilk 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 4, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 29, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  19. 11alive.com "Democrats demand resignation of state senators implicated in discrimination case," September 28, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
George Hooks (D)
Georgia Senate District 14
2013–August 2013
Succeeded by
Bruce Thompson (R)
Preceded by
Preston Smith
Georgia Senate District 52
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Chuck Hufstetler (R)
Preceded by
-
Georgia House of Representatives District 14
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Christian Coomer