Mike Crane

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Mike Crane
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Georgia State Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
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 electedDecember 6, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Crane is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election onNovember 8, 2011.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Retirement
Special Judiciary
State and Local Governmental Operations
State Institutions and Property

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Crane's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "The right to keep and bear arms must be protected and defended at every level of government."

The Rule of Law

  • Excerpt: "Our form of government and system of law is based solely on the U.S."

Government Reform and Transparency

  • Excerpt: "The Federal Government has continually overstepped its Constitutional authority. I will fight for the rights of the State of Georgia and its people as clearly defined in the 10th Amendment."

The Economy

  • Excerpt: "Our nation is at a crossroads. The economy has been derailed by government interference in the marketplace, over-regulation, and tax structures that defy common sense."

Protect the Sanctity of Life

  • Excerpt: "I believe the family is the strength of any great society. Over the last century, we have seen the slow erosion of this foundational principle through government intrusion into our lives."

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Cynthia Conradt Bennett was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Michael R. "Mike" Crane was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bennett will face Crane in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Crane ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 28. Crane ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6] Crane won in the general election.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crane Incumbent 100% 60,129
Total Votes 60,129

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

On November 8, Crane faced fellow Republicans Duke Blackburn, Matt Brass, Kyle Frank, Dale Pepper, Edward Stone, and Mark Washington as well as Democrats Wayne Seabolt and Jammie Williams. Cynthia Bennett also ran as a nonpartisan candidate. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, the top two vote getters--Blackburn and Crane--proceeded to a runoff election on December 6 where Blackburn was defeated.[8][9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crane is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Crane raised a total of $62,867 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Mike Crane's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 28 Won $13,200
2010 {{{office2010}}} $49,667
Grand Total Raised $62,867

2012

Crane won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Crane raised a total of $13,200.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Crane's campaign in 2012
Friends of Tommie Williams$2,000
Grant for Senate$1,000
Cowsert for Senate$1,000
Caterpillar$1,000
Friends for Chip Rogers$750
Total Raised in 2012$13,200
Source:Follow the Money

2011

Crane won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Crane raised a total of $49,667.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Mitch Seabaugh
Georgia State Senate - District 28
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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