Beth Beskin

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Beth Beskin
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Georgia House of Representatives, District 54
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Beth Beskin is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 54. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

On her campaign website, Beskin lists five issues she is concerned about.[1] They are:

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Beth opposes new taxes and supports reducing taxes for homeowners over age 62."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Beth supports regional transportation solutions. She’ll fight to remove the discriminatory provision against MARTA funding in the state’s recently passed regional transportation plan."
  • Education
Excerpt: "She supports upgrading libraries with wireless computer networks - increasing charter schools – offering vouchers to kids in underperforming schools so they can attend schools that meet their needs – and providing technical and vocational training for non-college bound high school students."
  • Parks/Greenspace
Excerpt: "Beth will work with federal, state and local officials to identify additional park properties in District 38 and will fight for resources to complete the Beltline project."
  • Water/Environment
Excerpt: "Beth will work with federal, state and local officials to identify additional park properties in District 38 and will fight for resources to complete the Beltline project."

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Robert W. "Bob" Gibeling was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Beth Beskin and John J. McCloskey advanced past Loretta A. Lepore and S. Angelic Moore in the Republican primary. Beskin faced McCloskey in a runoff election on July 22, 2014, which Beskin won. Beskin defeated Gibeling and W. H. "Bill" Bozarth (I) in the general election.[2][3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 54 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Beskin 59% 10,333
     Democratic Bob Gibeline 29.9% 5,237
     Independent Bill Bozarth 11.1% 1,941
Total Votes 17,511

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Beskin did not face any opposition in the July 20 primary.[5]

Georgia State Senate, District 38 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Beth Beskin 3,955 100.0%

Beskin lost in the November 2 general election to Democratic incumbent Horacena Tate.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Lindsey (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 54
2015-present
Succeeded by
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