Don Thomas

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Don Thomas
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Georgia State Senate District 54
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Physician
Don Thomas (b. July 14, 1933) was a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate. He served the 54th District from 1997 to 2011.

On April 5, 2010, Thomas announced he would be retiring at the end of the year in order to spend more time with his family and at his medical practice.[1]

Thomas was Chair of the Whitfield County Board of Education from 1972 to 1984. He then joined the Georgia State Senate in 1996. He has served in that position since, representing the 54th District.

Thomas was a Medical Doctor for the Family Practice of Medicine from 1960 to 2000. He is currently a Family Physician for Whitfield Medical Professional Associates. He is also President of the Hospital Board Staff in Dalton.

Thomas graduated from Georgia Southern University. He went on to receive his MD from the Medical College of Georgia.

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On November 4, 2008, Thomas won re-election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 54th Senate district. Thomas ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 40,950 votes.[2] Thomas raised $124,250 for his campaign.[3]

Campaign donors


In 2008, Thomas collected $124,250 in campaign contributions.[4] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Medical Association $4,000
Georgia Healthcare Association $3,250
Georgia Pharmacy Services $3,000
Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers $3,000
Resurgens Orthopaedics $3,000


Thomas and his wife, Emma Jean, have eight children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Georgia State Senate - District 54
Succeeded by
Charlie Bethel