Matthew Ramsey

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Matthew Ramsey
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Georgia House of Representatives District 72
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, Georgia House of Representatives
2014-Present
Majority Caucus Vice Chair, Georgia House of Representatives
2011-2014
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Southern University
J.D.Georgia State University College of Law, 2005
Personal
Place of birthAtlanta, GA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Matthew Ramsey is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Ramsey has served as House Majority Whip since 2014 and as Majority Caucus Vice Chair from 2011 to 2014.

Biography

Ramsey's professional experience includes working as an Attorney with Warner, Hooper and Ramsey, Legislative Aid to GA State Representative Mark Burkhalter, and Staff Member to United States Congressmen Mac Collins.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Ethics
Higher Education
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Regulated Industries

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ramsey 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Matthew L. "Matt" Ramsey was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ramsey ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 72. Ramsey ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3] Ramsey ran unopposed in the general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Ramsey Incumbent 100% 24,417
Total Votes 24,417

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ramsey ran for re-election to the 72nd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the July 20 primary and no one filed to run against him in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 72 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Ramsey (R) 16,271 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Ramsey was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 72. Ramsey (R) ran unopposed and finished with 22,925 votes.[6] Ramsey raised $38,550 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 72
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Ramsey (R) 22,925

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ramsey is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Ramsey raised a total of $211,720 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[8]

Matthew Ramsey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 72 Won $110,100
2010 Georgia State House, District 72 Won $63,070
2008 Georgia State House, District 72 Won $38,550
Grand Total Raised $211,720

2012

Ramsey won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ramsey raised a total of $110,100.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Ramsey's campaign in 2012
Wal-Mart$4,000
Georgia Apartment Association$3,000
Select Management Resources$2,500
Ups$2,500
Georgia Optometric Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$110,100
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Ramsey collected $63,070 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Ramsey's campaign in 2010
Georgia Association Of Realtors$2,900
Chance For Senate$2,500
Brent Scarborough & Co$2,400
Home Builders Association Of Georgia$2,300
PHRMA$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $63,070

2008

In 2008, Ramsey collected $38,550 in campaign contributions.[10] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Brent Scarborough $2,300
Georgia Association of Realtors $2,000
Workplace Injury Network $2,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $1,500
Fund for Georgia's Future $1,250

Personal

Ramsey is Chair of the Fayette County Friends of Scouting Fundraising Campaign of the Joseph Sams School Board of Directors, and the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.[11]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[12]

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[13]

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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 72
2007–present
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