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Mark Hatfield

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Mark Hatfield
Mark Hatfield.jpg
Georgia House of Representatives District 177
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia, 1990
J.D.University of Georgia, 1993
Date of birthJuly 29, 1969
Place of birthWaycross, GA
ReligionUnited Methodist
Campaign website
Mark Hatfield (b. July 29, 1969) is a former Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 177 from 2005 to 2013.


Hatfield's professional experience includes working as an Attorney at Law with Hatfield and Hatfield, PC and Assistant District Attorney in the Western Judicial Circuit from 1993-1994.

He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Phi Beta Kappa, First United Methodist Church of Waycross, National Rifle Association, Waycross Elks Lodge Number 369 and the William Heights Elementary Parent Teacher Association.[1]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hatfield served on the following committees:



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Hatfield ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 7. Hatfield and Rodney Vickers were defeated by Tyler Harper in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Gene Mitchell ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Georgia State Senate, District 7  Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTyler Harper 63% 14,862
Mark Hatfield 29.1% 6,875
Rodney Vickers 7.9% 1,852
Total Votes 23,589


"Who is the real Tyler Harper" YouTube video created by Mark Hatfield in the District 7 Republican primary race

The race for the District 7 seat has heated up between Hatfield and challenger Tyler Harper over a video created on YouTube.[4] Hatfield, who is known for his sponsorship of legislation to require Barack Obama to supply his birth certificate, has significant Tea Party support and attempted with the video to tie Harper to a Bloomberg report, published February 2012, exposing "white businesses that tapped more than $1 billion in preferential federal contracts by creating minority fronts."[4]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hatfield ran for re-election to the 177th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 177 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hatfield (R) 7,051 100.0%

He defeated Pete Gibson in the July 20 primary by a margin of 3,297-1,842.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 177 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hatfield 3,297 64.2%
Pete Gibson 1,842 35.8%


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Hatfield was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 177. Hatfield (R) finished with 10,113 votes while his opponent Jaki Johnson finished with 5,167 votes.[7] Johnson raised $89,552 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 177
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hatfield (R) 10,113
Jaki Johnson (D) 5,167

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hatfield collected $52,208 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Hatfield's campaign in 2010
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,400
Flash Foods$2,060
Ralston For Representative$2,000
Georgia Dental Association$1,500
Friends Of Jan Jones$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $52,208


In 2008, Hatfield collected $89,552 in campaign contributions.[10] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Medical Association $2,500
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $2,300
Georgia Republican Party $2,300
Workplace Injury Network $2,300
Friends of David Graves $2,300



Hatfield received endorsements from the National Rifle Association (NRA)[11] and the Georgia Association of Educators Fund for Public Education (GAE-FPE).[12]

Hatfield received endorsements from members of the Georgia House:

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Preceded by
Georgia House of Representatives District 177
Succeeded by
Dexter Sharper (D)