Buddy Harden

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Buddy Harden
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Georgia House of Representatives District 148
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Sylvester
Present
Personal
ProfessionPresident/CEO, Harden Pharmacy Consultants
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Buddy Harden is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 148. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Harden serves Mayor of Sylvester, and District President of the Georgia Municipal Association.

Biography

Harden's professional experience includes working as the President/Chief Executive Officer of Harden Pharmacy Consultants, CEO of the Georgia Pharmacy Association and Supervisor with the Unites States Department of Agriculture.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Vice Chair
Natural Resources and Environment, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Banks and Banking
Health and Human Services
Small Business Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Buddy Harden endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent O. Hall "Buddy" Harden defeated Emmett R. "Randy" Head in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 148 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBuddy Harden Incumbent 70.4% 2,630
Emmett R. Head 29.6% 1,105
Total Votes 3,735

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harden ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 148. Harden ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 148, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBuddy Harden Incumbent 100% 13,160
Total Votes 13,160

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harden ran for re-election to the 147th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against him in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 147 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Buddy Harden (R) 10,208 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Harden was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 147. Harden (R) finished with 10,095 votes while his opponent Roy Gibbs (D) finished with 7,752 votes.[7] Harden raised $137,872 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 147
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Buddy Harden (R) 10,095
Roy Gibbs (D) 7,752

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harden is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Harden raised a total of $173,672 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Buddy Harden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 148 Won $22,150
2010 Georgia State House, District 147 Won $13,650
2008 Georgia State House, District 147 Won $137,872
Grand Total Raised $173,672

2012

Harden won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Harden raised a total of $22,150.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Buddy Harden's campaign in 2012
Georgia Pharmacy Association$3,500
Select Management Resources$2,500
Georgia Dental Association$1,650
Moons Pharmacy Inc$1,500
American Pharmacy Cooperative$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$22,150
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Harden collected $13,650 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Buddy Harden's campaign in 2010
Georgia Pharmacy Association$4,800
Georgia Dental Association$2,000
Friends Of Jan Jones$1,000
Kraft Foods$1,000
Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals$500
Total Raised in 2010 $13,650

2008

In 2008, Harden collected $137,872 in campaign contributions.[11] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Pharmacy Association $4,600
American Pharmacy Cooperative $2,300
Larry O'Neal Campaign Fund $2,300
Moon Pharmacy Inc. $2,300
Friends of David Graves $2,300

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Hanner (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 148
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 147
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Willie Talton (R)