|Georgia House of Representatives District 150|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Majority Caucus Leader, Georgia House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Hatchett has served as Majority Caucus Leader since 2014. He served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Dublin, GA and on the Dublin City Council.
Hatchett earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Presbyterian College. His professional experience includes owning several small businesses, including Hangers Cleaners, Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Nathan's Famous Hotdogs and Plum Alley, a women's specialty apparel store.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hatchett served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Economic Development and Tourism, Vice Chair|
|• Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications|
|• Health and Human Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hatchett served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Defense and Veterans Affairs|
|• Economic Development and Tourism|
|• Health and Human Services|
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 J.M. "Matt" Hatchett was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
Hatchett ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 150. Hatchett ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Sheikh Rahman ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Hatchett defeated Sheikh Rahman in the general election.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 150, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Matt Hatchett Incumbent||67.3%||13,803|
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 143 (2010)|
|Matt Hatchett (R)||7,586||54.7%|
|Pablo Santamaria (D)||6,279||45.3%|
Comprehensive donor information for Hatchett is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hatchett raised a total of $191,106 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.
|Matt Hatchett's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Georgia State House, District 150||$105,408|
|2010||Georgia State House, District 143||$85,698|
|Grand Total Raised||$191,106|
2012Hatchett won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hatchett raised a total of $105,408.
|Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Matt Hatchett's campaign in 2012|
|Georgia House Republican Trust||$2,500|
|Ralston for Representative||$2,500|
|Cmte to Elect Rm Channell||$2,500|
|Georgia Dental Association||$1,650|
|Total Raised in 2012||$105,408|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Hatchett was up for re-election, he collected $85,698 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Ralston For Representative||$2,900|
|Dublin Construction Co||$2,400|
|Friends Of Jan Jones||$2,000|
|Roger Williams Campaign Account||$2,000|
Hatchett and his wife have two children. He has chaired the Heart of Georgia United Way, the Boys and Girls Club of Laurens County and several other community organizations.
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- Official campaign website
- Matt Hatchett on the Georgia House of Representatives website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Matt Hatchett on Facebook
- Team Gingrich, "Newt 2012 Press Release on Georgia Endorsements," August 26, 2011
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 10, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "GA - Election Results," accessed May 28, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List" accessed May 29, 2012
- Georgia Elections Division, "2012 Election Results" accessed November 16, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Hatchett, Matt," accessed August 27, 2013
- 210 contributions
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 4, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
Winfred Dukes (D)
|Georgia House District 150
| Succeeded by|
|Georgia House District 143
| Succeeded by|
James Beverly (D)
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