Penny Houston

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Penny Houston
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Georgia House of Representatives District 170
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sStephens College
Personal
ProfessionPublic Relations Specialist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Penny Houston is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 170. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Houston switched from the Democratic to Republican Party.

Biography

Houston' professional experience includes working as a public relations specialist.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Subcommittee Chair
Banks and Banking
Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight
Economic Development and Tourism
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Penny Houston 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. Incumbent L.P. "Penny" Houston was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Houston ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 170. Houston ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. She was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 170, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPenny Houston Incumbent 100% 14,322
Total Votes 14,322

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Houston ran for re-election to the 170th District seat in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary or the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 170 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Penny Houston (R) 8,419 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Houston was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 170. Houston (R) ran unopposed and finished with 12,874 votes.[7] Houston raised $19,750 for her campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 170
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Penny Houston (R) 12,874

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Houston is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Houston raised a total of $156,964 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Penny Houston's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 170 Won $39,175
2010 Georgia State House, District 170 Won $23,284
2008 Georgia State House, District 170 Won $19,750
2006 Georgia State House, District 170 Won $13,300
2004 Georgia State House, District 170 Won $25,650
2002 Georgia State House, District 139 Won $13,349
2000 Georgia State House, District 166 Won $5,150
1998 Georgia State House, District 166 Won $17,306
Grand Total Raised $156,964

2012

Houston won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Houston raised a total of $39,175.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Penny Houston's campaign in 2012
Georgia Hospital Association$2,500
United Health Services$1,500
Georgia Radiology Association$1,250
Georgia Healthcare Association$1,250
Georgia Dental Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$39,175
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Houston collected $23,284 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Penny Houston's campaign in 2010
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Georgia$1,500
Georgia Orthopedic Society$1,500
Associated General Contractors Of Georgia$1,000
Resurgens Orthopaedics$1,000
Troutman Sanders LLP$750
Total Raised in 2010 $23,284

2008

In 2008, Houston collected $19,750 in campaign contributions.[11] The six largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers $2,000
Resurgens Orthopaedics $1,750
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology $1,500
Georgia Medical Association $1,250
Georgia Orthopedic Society $1,000
Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists $1,000

Personal

Houston is a member of the Georgia Sheriff Ranch Board of Trustees, Nashville Methodist Church, and the Nashville Women's Club.[12]

Scorecards

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2014

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

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 170
1997–present
Succeeded by
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