Rick Austin

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Rick Austin
Rick Austin.jpg
Georgia House of Representatives District 10
Former officeholder
In office
January 12, 2009 - 2011
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionCollege Professor
(timed out) Office website
(timed out) Campaign website
Rick Austin was a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 10th District from 2009 to 2011. In 2011, he resigned to run in the November 8 special election for District 50 of the Georgia State Senate but was defeated.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Resign-to-run law

On November 8, Austin faced fellow Republicans John Wilkinson, Curtis Burger, and David Strickland as well as Democrat Mary Beth Focer. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, the top two vote getters--Austin and Wilkinson--proceeded to a runoff election on December 6 where Austin was defeated.[2][3][4]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Austin ran for re-election to the 10th 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 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Austin (R) 12,221 100.0%


In 2008 Austin was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 10. Austin (R) ran unopposed and finished with 16,454 votes.[6] Austin raised $37,405 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Austin (R) 16,454

Campaign donors


In 2010, Austin collected $12,025 in campaign contributions.[8] His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
American Federation for Children $2,000
Friends of Jan Jones $2,000
Georgia Independent Automobile Dealers Association $1,000
Citizens to Elect Jim Butterworth $1,000
Tommy Irvine Campaign Committee $500


In 2008, Austin collected $37,405 in campaign contributions.[9] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Bob and Ted's Trophy and Sign $2,000
W. Ray and Ashley Cleere $1,000
Georgia Conservation Voters $1,000
Collins for House Seat 27 $1,000
All Children Matter $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Georgia House of Representatives District 10
Succeeded by
Terry Rogers