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Joshua McKoon

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Joshua McKoon
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Georgia State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 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
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFurman University (2001)
J.D.University of Alabama School of Law
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1979
Place of birthColumbus, Georgia
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joshua McKoon (b. February 25, 1979) is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

McKoon earned his B.S. from Furman University and his J.D. from the University of Alabama. HIs professional experience includes working as an attorney for the firm of McKoon & Associates and for Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Higher Education, Vice Chair
Ethics
Insurance and Labor
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Regulated Industries and Utilities

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

On his campaign website, McKoon listed five issues he was concerned about.[1] They were:

  • Economy
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."
  • Education
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."
  • Transportation
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."
  • Water
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."
  • Faith
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."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joshua McKoon endorsed Herman Cain in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Brian P. Roslund was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joshua Robert McKoon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Roslund will face McKoon in the general election.[3][4]

2012

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.[5][6] McKoon ran unopposed for re-election in the general election.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosh McKoon Incumbent 100% 56,560
Total Votes 56,560

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

McKoon was unopposed in the July 20 primary.[8]

Georgia State Senate, District 29 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joshua McKoon 8,993 100.0%

McKoon defeated Evelyn Anderson (D) in the November 2 general election.[9]

Georgia State Senate, District 29
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joshua McKoon (R) 30,991 65.7%
Evelyn Anderson (D) 16,197 34.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKoon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McKoon raised a total of $323,267 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Joshua McKoon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 29 Won $96,065
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 29 Won $227,202
Grand Total Raised $323,267

2012

McKoon won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McKoon raised a total of $96,065.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joshua McKoon's campaign in 2012
David Shafer Senate Cmte$4,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Georgia Optometric Association$3,500
Patel, Pravinchandra$3,500
Georgia 3Rd District Republican Party$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$96,065
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McKoon won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, McKoon raised a total of $227,202.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Seth Harp
Georgia Senate District 29
2011–present
Succeeded by
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