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Debbie Buckner
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Georgia House of Representatives District 137
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sColumbus State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Debbie Buckner is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 137. She was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Biography

Buckner's professional experience includes working as the Senior Public Health Educator with the Columbus Health Department, and as Director of Community Relations for the Doctors Hospital in Columbus.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Natural Resources and Environment
Retirement
State Properties

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Buckner's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Here is our District 137 agenda.
  • Prioritize bringing new jobs to our part of Georgia: we know this has to be state government's Number One job.
  • Restore State funds for our public schools - improve graduation rates and placement for our graduates.
  • Maintain infrastructure that undergirds economic development whether it is roads and bridges or better access to the information highways.
  • Ensure quality affordable healthcare that is accessible.
  • Careful stewardship of our natural resources.
  • Demand fairer taxes: that result in a government that lives within its means while working effectively for ordinary Georgians.
  • Put our best foot forward: invest in our cultural and higher education institutions, our historic sites, and our parks and tourist attractions to promote the uniqueness of our communities and supports our local economy[2]

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Debbie G. Buckner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Stacey S. Jackson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Buckner will face Jackson in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Buckner ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 137. Buckner defeated Travis Chambers and Kuwonna Ingram in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012.[5] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7] Buckner ran unopposed in the general election.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 137, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Buckner Incumbent 100% 19,320
Total Votes 19,320
Georgia House of Representatives District 137 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Buckner Incumbent 55.3% 4,504
Travis Chambers 34.1% 2,776
Kuwonna Ingram 10.6% 860
Total Votes 8,140

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Buckner ran for re-election to the 130th District seat in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against her in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 130 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Buckner (D) 9,951 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Buckner was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 130. Buckner (D) ran unopposed and finished with 15,490 votes.[10] Buckner raised $27,726 for his campaign fund.[11]

Georgia House of Representatives District 130
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Buckner (D) 15,490

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Buckner is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Buckner raised a total of $247,052 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[12]

Debbie Buckner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 137 Won $66,137
2010 Georgia State House, District 130 Won $12,941
2008 Georgia State House, District 130 Won $27,726
2006 Georgia State House, District 130 Won $12,350
2004 Georgia State House, District 130 Won $61,728
2002 Georgia State House, District 109 Won $66,170
Grand Total Raised $247,052

2012

Buckner won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Buckner raised a total of $66,137.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Debbie Buckner's campaign in 2012
Butler Jr, James E$2,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Planned Parenthood of Georgia$2,500
Democratic Women of Georgia$2,500
Spencer, J Kyle$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$66,137
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Buckner collected $12,941 in campaign contributions.[13] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Debbie Buckner's campaign in 2010
Eli Lilly & Co$1,000
Wooten Jr, Joel O$1,000
Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals$1,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$500
Aflac$500
Total Raised in 2010 $12,941

2008

In 2008, Buckner collected $27,726 in campaign contributions.[14] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $1,500
Georgia Nurses Association $1,200
Joel O. Wooten $1,000
James E. Butler, Jr. $1,000
GVC Action Fund $1,000

Personal

Buckner is on the American Cancer Society Board - Columbus-Fort Benning Chapter, American Lung Association of Georgia Board, Concharty Council of Girl Scouts Board, Secretary of the Historic Talbotton Foundation of the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition Board, and Secretary of the Zion Episcopal Church Restoration Project.[15]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[16]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[17]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Allen Peake (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 137
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 130
2003–2013
Succeeded by
David Knight (R)