Barry Loudermilk

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Barry Loudermilk
Barry Loudermilk.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia District 11
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate District 14
2011 - 2013
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. Barry Loudermilk won the general election on November 4, 2014. He advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[1] He then defeated Bob Barr in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 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 to 1992. He 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.[3]

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. [4]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Loudermilk ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 11th Congressional District of Georgia.[5][6] He advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[1] He then defeated Bob Barr in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[2] He ran uncontested in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 11 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Loudermilk 100% 161,532
Total Votes 161,532
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. House, Georgia District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Loudermilk 36.6% 20,862
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Barr 25.8% 14,704
Tricia Pridemore 17.1% 9,745
Edward Lindsey 14.8% 8,448
Larry Mrozinski 4% 2,288
Allan Levene 1.7% 962
Total Votes 57,009
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. House, Georgia District 11 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Loudermilk 66.1% 34,641
Bob Barr 33.9% 17,794
Total Votes 52,435
Source: Results via Associated Press

Endorsements

See also: FreedomWorks PAC

FreedomWorks PAC announced its endorsement of Loudermilk on November 6, 2013.[7]

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.”[7]

On July 14, 2014, Loudermilk was endorsed by Liberty Conservatives.[8]

Polls

Republican primary
Poll Barry Loudermilk Bob BarrTricia PridemoreEd LindseyLarry MrozinskiAllan LeveneUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 7-8, 2014
49%28%0%0%0%0%23%+/-3.65719
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
28%25%12%16%1.4%1.7%16%+/-4.9400
Landmark/RosettaStone
April 17, 2014
25%23%11%8%0%0%26%+/-4.5500
RightPath
March 20-24, 2014
12.3%12.2%3.7%2.7%0.3%0.3%65.5%+/-4.08600
McLaughlin & Associates
March 10-11, 2014
13%25%4%15%0%0%41%+/-5.7300
AVERAGES 25.46% 22.64% 6.14% 8.34% 0.34% 0.4% 34.3% +/-4.57 503.8
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. 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.[9][10] Loudermilk won re-election in the general election.[11]

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.[12]

Georgia State Senate, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barry Loudermilk (R) 27,782 75.1%
Mike Burton (D) 9,231 24.9%

Loudermilk defeated Jeff Knight in the July 20 primary.[13]

Georgia State Senate, District 52 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barry 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.[14] They are:

  • Sanctity of Life
Excerpt: "Barry 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 Barry 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, Barry 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, Barry 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. Barry 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.[15] Loudermilk raised $80,040 for his campaign fund.[16]

Georgia House of Representatives District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barry 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[17]

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.[18]

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 were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Loudermilk's reports.[19]


Barry Loudermilk (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$0.00$97,174.35$(35,016.74)$62,157.61
October Quarterly[21]October 16, 2013$62,157.61$78,859.20$(76,894.53)$64,122.28
Year End[22]January 31, 2014$64,122$68,268$(77,590)$54,800
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$54,800$114,910$(92,548)$77,162
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$89,882.00$285,528.00$(239,946.00)$135,463.00
Running totals
$644,739.55$(521,995.27)

2012

Loudermilk won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Loudermilk raised a total of $47,159.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barry Loudermilk's campaign in 2012
Georgia Optometric Association$2,500
Wal-Mart$2,500
At&T$2,000
Anheuser-Busch$2,000
Temple-Inland$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$47,159
Source:Follow the Money

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.[24]

Personal

Loudermilk and his wife Desiree have three children.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Associated Press, "Georgia Election Results," accessed May 20, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Runoff Primary Results," accessed July 22, 2014
  3. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Loudermilk
  4. Newt Gingrich 2012, "Slate of Georgia Officials Back Newt Gingrich for President," December 13, 2011
  5. Macon.com, "Ga. state Senator resigns for congressional bid," accessed August 28, 2013
  6. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Your daily jolt: Barry Loudermilk makes it a trio in GOP's 11th District race" accessed April 25, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Peach Pundit, "FreedomWorks PAC Endorses Loudermilk," accessed November 12, 2013
  8. Liberty Conservatives, "Liberty Conservatives Interview and Endorsement of Barry Loudermilk," July 14, 2014
  9. Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed May 29, 2012
  10. Georgia Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
  11. Georgia Elections Division, "2012 Election Results" accessed November 16, 2012
  12. Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
  13. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed March 24, 2014
  14. Barry Loudermilk campaign website, "Today's Issues"
  15. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  16. Campaign funds
  17. Newsvine.com
  18. followthemoney.org, "Loudermilk, Barry," accessed August 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Barry Loudermilk 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 4, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 29, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed May 3, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 3, 2014
  24. 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