Gail Davenport

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Gail Davenport
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Georgia State Senate District 44
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate District 44
2007-2009
Education
High schoolW.A. Fountain High School
Bachelor'sSpelman College
Personal
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionReal Estate Professional
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gail Davenport is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 44. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Davenport served in the Georgia State Senate, representing District 44 from 2007 to 2009.

Biography

Davenport earned her B.A. from Spelman College. Her professional experience includes working as a real estate professional.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Special Judiciary
State Institutions and Property
Urban Affairs
Veterans, Military and Homeland Security

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Davenport's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Promote job creation so that every citizen will have the opportunity to work."

Foreclosure Prevention

  • Excerpt: "Work vigorously to stop home mortgage foreclosures and assist homeowners in modifying their home mortgages."

Economy

  • Excerpt: "Help create a comprehensive plan for sustainable growth and development to Clayton County and Henry County, recognizing that both are integral and indispensable partners in the future of Metro Atlanta. A booming economy – fairly shared by all – is in the best interest of the citizens."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Assure that both counties have the resources to build a first class education system to continue their competitive economic advantage and provide bright futures for the children."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Promote public transportation, commuter rail and the reduction of traffic congestion."

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Gail P. Davenport defeated Marcus Eugene Davis in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Georgia State Senate, District 44 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Davenport Incumbent 81.5% 10,507
Marcus Eugene Davis 18.5% 2,378
Total Votes 12,885

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Davenport ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 44. Davenport and Gail Buckner defeated Marcus Davis in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. Davenport defeated Gail Buckner in the Democratic runoff election on August 21, 2012.[5] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6] Davenport won re-election in the general election.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGail Davenport Incumbent 100% 65,135
Total Votes 65,135
Georgia State Senate, District 44 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Davenport Incumbent 48.5% 11,979
Gail Buckner 42.3% 10,454
Marcus E. Davis 9.2% 2,285
Total Votes 24,718

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Davenport was unopposed in the November 2nd election. No Republicans filed to run for the seat.[8]

Georgia State Senate, District 44
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Davenport (D) 31,447 97.2%
Carlotta Harrell (Write-In) 915 2.8%

Davenport defeated Mike Glanton and Dawn Randolph in the July 20 primary.[9]

Georgia State Senate, District 44 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Davenport 6,490 60.3%
Mike Glanton 3,396 31.6%
Dawn Randolph 877 8.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davenport is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Davenport raised a total of $200,040 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Gail Davenport's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 44 Won $96,595
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 44 Won $42,707
2008 Georgia State Senate, District 44 Defeated $38,286
2006 Georgia State Senate, District 44 Won $22,452
Grand Total Raised $200,040

2012

Davenport won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Davenport raised a total of $96,595.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gail Davenport's campaign in 2012
Davenport, Helen$6,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$4,800
Steve Henson for Senate$4,050
Democratic Women of Georgia$3,800
Senate Democrat Majority Fund$3,800
Total Raised in 2012$96,595
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Davenport won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Davenport raised a total of $42,707.

2008

Davenport lost the election for the Georgia State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Davenport raised a total of $38,286.

2006

Davenport won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Davenport raised a total of $22,452.

Personal

Davenport is a member of several organizations including the Atlanta Business League, the Atlanta Board of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.[1]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]

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.[12]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gail Buckner
Georgia Senate District 44
2011–present
Succeeded by
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