Michael Harden

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Michael Harden
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Georgia House of Representatives District 28
Former officeholder
In office
January 12, 2009 - May 15, 2012
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Michael Harden was a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 28th District from 2009 to May 15, 2012. He resigned to take a senior leadership role at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.[1]

Harden has worked as Campaign Coordinator with Charlie Norwood for Congress in 2002, Correctional Officer at Alto Prison, Surveillance officer with the Department of Juvenile Justice, and as a farmer.

He is a member of the Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Department, Future Farmers of America, Georgia Cattlemen's Association, Georgia Right to Life, Level Grove Baptist Church, National Right to Life, National Rifle Association, and the Stephens County Republican Party (Chairman).[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harden ran for re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the July 20 primary. Harden defeated Christopher Irvin (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Harden (R) 9,221 73.9%
Christopher James Irvin (D) 3,249 26.1%


In 2008 Harden was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 28. Harden (R) finished with 10,251 votes while his opponent Jeanette Jamieson (D) finished with 8,461 votes.[4] Harden raised $49,306 for his campaign fund.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Harden (R) 10,251
Jeanette Jamieson (D) 8,461

Campaign donors


In 2010, Harden collected $80,707 in campaign contributions.[6] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Harden's campaign in 2010
MMV Alliance$4,000
United Health Services$2,500
Phillips & Associates Inc$2,400
Ralston For Representative$2,400
Campaign To Elect Randy Nix$2,400
Total Raised in 2010 $80,707


In 2008, Harden collected $49,306 in campaign contributions.[7] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Eric Johnson for Senate $4,600
Committee to Elect John Lunsford $2,300
Austin Scott for State House $2,300
Citizens for Calvin Hill $2,300
Georgia Republican Party $2,300

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Georgia House of Representatives District 28
2009–May 2012
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