Donzella James

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Donzella James
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Georgia State Senate District 35
Incumbent
In office
1993 - 2002, 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position (current service)5
Years in position (previous service)9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Donzella James (b. May 3) is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 35. She was first elected to the chamber on November 3, 2009.

James served in the Georgia State Senate, representing District 35 from 1993 to 2002.

Biography

James' professional experience includes teaching in Atlanta public schools.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development
Education and Youth
Special Judiciary
State and Local Governmental Operations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate 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 Donzella J. James was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Francisco X.R. Artley was unopposed in the Republican primary. James will face Artley in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

James ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 35. James defeated Detrius Hill Jones and Cory J. Lynch in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. Incumbent Benjamin Brooks (R) ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] James defeated Brooks in the general election.[5]

Georgia State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonzella James Incumbent 100% 59,430
Total Votes 59,430
Georgia State Senate, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonzella James Incumbent 74.8% 10,293
Cory J. Lynch 13.2% 1,811
Detrius Hill Jones 12.1% 1,661
Total Votes 13,765

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

James won re-election to the 35th District seat in 2010. She was unopposed in the November 2 general election.[6]

Georgia State Senate, District 35
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donzella James (D) 50,777 100.0%

James defeated Roberta Cooper and Torrey Johnson in the primary on July 20th.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 35 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donzella James 9,739 66.5%
Torrey O. Johnson 3,641 24.9%
Roberta Cooper 1,256 8.6%

2009

On November 3, 2009, James won election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 35th Senate district in a special election to replace Kasim Reed. Reed was required to give up his seat because he was running to become the mayor of Atlanta.[8] James won the election with 3,598 votes (26.0% of the vote), defeating eight other Democratic candidates.[9]

Georgia Senate, District 35
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donzella James (D) 3,598 26.0%
Torrey Johnson 2,722 19.7%
Benny Crane 2,125 15.4%
Aaron Johnson 1,401 10.1%
Rosie Jackson 1,302 9.4%
Kezmich'e Atterbury 1,022 7.4%
George Oliver Sneed, Jr. 839 6.1%
Cory Lynch 531 3.8%
Demarcus Peters 283 2.0%

2000

On November 7, 2000, James won re-election to the 35th District Seat in the Florida State Senate. James was unopposed, and raised $52,057 for her campaign.[10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for James is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, James raised a total of $225,927 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[11]

Donzella James's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Won $21,275
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Won $42,655
2004 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Defeated $27,058
2000 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Won $52,057
1998 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Won $33,064
1996 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Won $28,247
1994 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Won $16,262
1992 Georgia State Senate, District 35 Defeated $5,309
Grand Total Raised $225,927

2012

James won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $21,275.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donzella James's campaign in 2012
Steve Henson for Senate$3,300
Teamsters$2,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Henson, Steve$1,000
Georgia Dental Association$650
Total Raised in 2012$21,275
Source:Follow the Money

2010

James won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $42,655.

2004

James lost the election for the Georgia State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $27,058.

2000

James won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $52,057.

1998

James won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $33,064.

1996

James won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $28,247.

1994

James won election to the Georgia State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $16,262.

1992

James lost the election for the Georgia State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, James raised a total of $5,309.

Personal

James and her husband, Elmo, have two children.[12]

Scorecards

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2014

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

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kasim Reed
Georgia Senate District 35
1995-2002; 2009–present
Succeeded by
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