Bill Bolton

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Bill Bolton
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Former candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives, District 37
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Bill Bolton was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 37 of the Georgia House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Campaign themes


Bolton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Balance Budget

  • Excerpt: "A True Balanced Budget should not have any type of debt in it and if it does it should be collateralized against a sellable asset."

Educate Children of Illegals

  • Excerpt: "As a country, we want our population to be well informed and capable to make decisions. So we must conclude that education is indeed the best way to address this situation."

Merit Unions

  • Excerpt: "Labor unions represent employees during negotiations with employers. Unions assist workers in getting better pay, benefits and increased safety on the job."

Respect Our Forefathers

  • Excerpt: "​​In our time we face more complicated issues than ever before, but it is our duty as citizens to keep informed on the issues and to exercise the privilege of voting."

Drug Crimes Misdemeanors

  • Excerpt: "We have a prison system that is overrun with minor drug offenders. These minor drug crimes typically do not constitute the sentences given. Citizens caught in these crimes are tarnished forever in social standing, losing the right to vote, or get living assistance such as food stamps or public housing."



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. W.R. "Bill" Bolton was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Samuel K. "Sam" Teasley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bolton was defeated by Teasley in the general election.[2][3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 37 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Teasley Incumbent 62.5% 10,054
     Democratic Bill Bolton 37.5% 6,038
Total Votes 16,092


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bolton ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 37. Bolton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Sam Teasley (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Teasley Incumbent 59.5% 13,427
     Democratic Bill Bolton 40.5% 9,137
Total Votes 22,564

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