Paul Battles

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Paul Battles
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Georgia House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sShorter College
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Paul Battles is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Battles serves on the Joint Developmental Authority and Bartow County Developmental Authority.

Biography

Battles' professional experience includes working as the County President of the Crescent Bank of Jasper, and Pastor of the Peoples Valley Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Retirement, Chair
Appropriations
Economic Development and Tourism
Motor Vehicles
Science and Technology
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Paul Battles endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Dylan L. Patrick was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Paul R. Battles was unopposed in the Republican primary. Patrick will face Battles in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Battles ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 15. Battles ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Lelia Benham ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Battles defeated Lelia Benham in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul R. Battles Incumbent 74.2% 13,526
     Democratic Lelia Benham 25.8% 4,707
Total Votes 18,233

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Battles ran for re-election to the 15th District seat in 2010. He had no opponent in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 15 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Battles (R) 11,620 100.0%

He defeated Hayden Collins in the July 20 primary by a margin of 3,364-1,572.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 15 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Battles 3,364 68.2%
Hayden Collins 1,572 31.8%

2008

In 2008 Battles was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 15. Battles (R) ran unopposed and finished with 17,576 votes.[8] Battles raised $51,279 for his campaign fund.[9]

Georgia House of Representatives District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Battles (R) 17,576

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Battles is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Battles raised a total of $108,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Paul Battles's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 15 Won $15,350
2010 Georgia State House, District 15 Won $42,005
2008 Georgia State House, District 15 Won $51,279
Grand Total Raised $108,634

2012

Battles won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Battles raised a total of $15,350.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Battles's campaign in 2012
Georgia House Republican Trust$2,500
Ralston, David$2,500
Oneal, Larry$1,000
Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition$600
Anheuser-Busch$500
Total Raised in 2012$15,350
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Battles won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Battles raised a total of $42,005.

2008

Battles won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Battles raised a total of $51,279.

Personal

Battles is a member of the Georgia Highlands College Foundation Board of Trustees, North Metro Tech College Foundation Board of Trustees, and Bartow Rotary Club.[11]

Scorecards

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2014

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

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.[13]

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

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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 15
2009–present
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