|Georgia State Senate District 29|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Furman University (2001)|
|J.D.||University of Alabama School of Law|
|Birthday||February 25, 1979|
|Place of birth||Columbus, Georgia|
McKoon is an attorney for the firm of McKoon & Associates, having previously worked for Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C. He has also served as Chairman of the Muscogee County Republican Party. McKoon received his bachelor's degree from Furman University and his law degree from the University of Alabama.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McKoon served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Higher Education, Vice Chair|
|• Insurance and Labor|
|• Judiciary Non-Civil|
|• Regulated Industries and Utilities|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McKoon served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Banking and Financial Institutions|
|• Higher Education|
|• Special Judiciary|
- See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012
McKoon ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 29. McKoon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. McKoon ran unopposed for re-election in the general election.
|Georgia State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Josh McKoon Incumbent||100%||56,560|
- See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010
McKoon was unopposed in the July 20 primary.
|Georgia State Senate, District 29 - Republican Primary (2010)|
| Georgia State Senate, District 29 |
2010 General election results
|Joshua McKoon (R)||30,991||65.7%|
|Evelyn Anderson (D)||16,197||34.3%|
On his campaign website, McKoon lists five issues he is concerned about. They are:
- Excerpt: "As a conservative I believe in improving our economy through reducing the tax burden on our citizens and stabilizing the budget through elimination of pork projects."
- Excerpt: "I will work to restore control of our schools to teachers and parents and take it out of the hands of bureaucrats in Atlanta and Washington D.C. Our community needs school superintendents, school boards, principals, teachers and parents running our schools again."
- Excerpt: "The last major improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure was in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I will be a leading voice in making transportation a priority for Georgia and ensure the Lower Chattahoochee’s role in the decision making process."
- Excerpt: "We need being to prepare for the future with a statewide water plan that includes reservoirs to serve all areas of Georgia and protect the interests of the Chattahoochee Valley Region. Water security will be one of my top priorities."
- Excerpt: "After giving my life to Christ, I recognized how important it is that people of faith participate in the public square. I have tried to follow the principles of my faith in all aspects of my life, including my involvement in politics."
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when McKoon was first elected, he received $227,202 in campaign contributions.
His largest contributors were:
|R. Duke Miller||$4,800|
|Valley Property Holding, Inc.||$3,800|
|Mark W. Hennessy||$3,400|
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- School board member Athavia Senior says Sen. McKoon has "a lot of nerve" - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
- Senate Committee dismisses ethic complaints against Josh McKoon - WLTZ 38 NBC
- IMPACT: Georgia governor signs bills limiting gifts from lobbyists - The Center for Public Integrity
- Report from the golden dome - Lexology (registration)
- Carter: Legislature makes start on ethics reform - Online Athens
- critics again question school board's priorities - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
- Xpress bus, missed opportunities - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
- RICHARD HYATT: School board, city disputes rock the boat - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
- Josh Mckoon and ethics complaints - Peach Pundit
- School Board Chairman calls tension "natural" - WLTZ 38 NBC
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- Josh McKoon campaign website
- Georgia State Senate - Joshua McKoon
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- John McKoon on Facebook
- ↑ Herman Cain for President "Cain Receives Key Georgia Endorsements," August 31, 2011
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Georgia Elections Division "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "Official Results of the Tuesday, July 20, 2010 General Primary Election"
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
- ↑ Josh McKoon campaign website, "Issues"
- ↑ Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions to Josh McKoon," accessed July 7, 2011.
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