John Carson (Georgia)

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John Carson
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Georgia House of Representatives District 46
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia State University
Master'sM.B.A., Kennesaw State University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1971
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionVP, SunTrust Bank
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Carson is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber a special election on September 20.

Biography

Carson earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Georgia State University in 1994 and his M.B.A. in Finance from Kennesaw State University in 1998. His professional experience includes working in banking and commercial real estate finance.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Insurance
Intragovernmental Coordination
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

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. Incumbent John K. Carson was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 46. Carson defeated Martin L. Hawley in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Kevin Westphal ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[4] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6] Carson defeated Westphal in the general election.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Carson Incumbent 73.7% 19,941
     Democratic Kevin Westphal 26.3% 7,132
Total Votes 27,073
Georgia House of Representatives District 46 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Carson Incumbent 67.9% 5,650
Martin L. Hawley 32.1% 2,673
Total Votes 8,323

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Carson defeated Robert Lamutt (R) in the October 18, 2011 special election runoff by a 1,250-668 margin. Carson and Lamutt were the top two vote-getters in the September 20 open primary, defeating Geraldine Wade (R), Don Hill (R), and Roy Barnes (R).[8][9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carson is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Carson raised a total of $133,848 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 23, 2013.[10]

John Carson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 46 Won $97,074
2011 Georgia State House, District 43 Won $36,774
Grand Total Raised $133,848

2012

Carson won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carson raised a total of $97,074.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Carson (Georgia)'s campaign in 2012
Georgia House Republican Trust$5,000
Ralston for Representative$5,000
Larry Oneal Campaign Fund$3,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Friends of Jan Jones$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$97,074
Source:Follow the Money

2011

Carson won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Carson raised a total of $36,774.

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
Jan Jones (R)
Georgia House of Representatives
District 46

2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bobby Franklin
Georgia House of Representatives
District 43

2011-2013
Succeeded by
Sharon Cooper (R)