|Georgia State Senate District 9|
|1993 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||20|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||May 3, 1957|
|Place of birth||New Brunswick, New Jersey|
|Profession||Executive, Waffle House Incorporated|
Balfour joined the Georgia State Senate in 1993, and has served in that position since.
Balfour has been an Executive for Waffle House Incorporated since 1980.
Balfour earned his BS from Bob Jones University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Balfour served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Reapportionment and Redistricting, Chair|
|• Health and Human Services, Vice Chair|
|• Banking and Financial Institutions|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Balfour served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Rules, Chair|
|• Health and Human Services|
|• Insurance and Labor|
|• Reapportionment and Redistricting|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Balfour served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education and Youth|
|• Health and Human Services|
- See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012
Balfour ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 9. Balfour defeated Steve Ramey and Travis Bowden in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Scott Drake ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Balfour won re-election in the general election.
|Georgia State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Don Balfour Incumbent||61.8%||46,464|
|Georgia State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Don Balfour Incumbent||62.8%||14,083|
- See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010
|Georgia State Senate District 9 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Don Balfour Incumbent||64.4%||35,579|
He defeated Joe Anderson and Travis Bowden in the July 20th primary.
|Georgia State Senate District 9 Republican Primary Election, 2010|
|Don Balfour Incumbent||64.5%||11,155|
On November 4, 2008, Balfour won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 9th Senate district. Balfour ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 59,047 votes.  Balfour raised $421,085 for his campaign in 2008.
|Georgia State Senate District 9 General Election, 2008|
|Republican||Don Balfour Incumbent||100%||59,047|
|Georgia State Senate District 9 General Election, 2006|
|Republican||Don Balfour Incumbent||100%||35,852|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Balfour received $343,411 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Georgia State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Don Balfour's campaign in 2010|
|United Health Services||$5,050|
|Wellcare Of Georgia||$4,800|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||$4,700|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Georgia||$4,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$343,411|
In 2008, Balfour collected $421,085 in campaign contributions. The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:
|Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals||$5,000|
|SMS Tax Incentives Incorporated||$4,600|
|RJ Griffin and Co. Petty Cash Account - Atlanta||$4,600|
|Georgia Hospital Association||$4,600|
In 2006 Balfour collected $378,640 in campaign contributions.  His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Home Builders Association of Georgia||$5,000|
|SMS Tax Incentives Inc||$5,000|
|Georgia Hospital Association||$4,500|
|Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough||$4,250|
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Balfour and his wife, Ginny, have one child.
- Biography from the Georgia State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Georgia Elections Division "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "Official Results of the Tuesday, July 20, 2010 General Primary Election"
- ↑ Georgia Senate official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 9 Georgia Senate candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "November 7, 2006 General Election Results," accessed September 20, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributions to Don Balfour
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
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