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Gene King
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Candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives, District 132
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Gene King is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 132 of the Georgia House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Constitution of the United States of America

  • Excerpt: "The right to keep and bear arms must be protected and defended at every level of government. "

Economy

  • Excerpt: "I know what it takes to balance a budget and meet a payroll because I’ve done it. I will take this entrepreneurial spirit to Atlanta and fight for an economy that will give every Georgian the opportunity to access a good-paying job."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I fundamentally believe that the best education decisions are those made at the local level. I will fight for local control in Atlanta so that parents and local administrators are in charge of the education of their children – not bureaucrats in Atlanta. I will make sure that every child in the 132nd District has the opportunity to receive a top-notch, high-quality education."

Ethics Reform

  • Excerpt: "I have endorsed and will support a cap on lobbyist contributions. I do not believe that votes cast by elected representatives should in any way be influenced by gifts or contributions from lobbyists."

Family Values

  • Excerpt: "I firmly believe that life begins at conception and ends at natural death, which is why I am the only candidate in this race to be endorsed by Georgia Right to Life. I believe that marriage is defined as a union between one man and one woman and will fight to protect marriage in the Georgia House."

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. Robert T. "Bob" Trammell, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while W.E. "Gene" King was unopposed in the Republican primary. Trammell will face King in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 132. King ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012 and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 132, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Von Epps Incumbent 53.6% 9,629
     Republican Gene King 46.4% 8,320
Total Votes 17,949

Endorsements

In 2012, King's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • GeorgiaCarry.org
  • Common Cause Georgia
  • Georgia Tea Party Patriots
  • Coweta Tea Party Patriots
  • Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith
  • Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager
  • U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland

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