|Georgia State Senate District 17|
|January 10, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Clayton College and State University|
Jeffares owns J&T Environmental Services, which provides water management and wastewater treatment services. He served on the Henry County Board of Commissioners from 2008 to 2010 and as city manager of Locust Grove, GA from 2001 to 2008. Jeffares received a BAS in Technology Management at Clayton College and State University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jeffares served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ethics, Chair|
|• Natural Resources and the Environment, Vice Chair|
|• Economic Development|
|• Regulated Industries and Utilities|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jeffares served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State and Local Governmental Operations, Vice Chair|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Natural Resources and the Environment|
|• Regulated Industries and Utilities|
|• Veterans, Military and Homeland Security|
- See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012
Jeffares ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 17. Jeffares ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012, and defeated Democratic candidate Nelva Lee in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Georgia State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Rick Jeffares Incumbent||62.8%||47,069|
- See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010
| Georgia State Senate, District 17 |
2010 General election results
|Rick Jeffares (R)||45,327||64.1%|
|Jim Nichols (D)||25,432||35.9%|
Jeffares came in first in the July 20 primary.
|Georgia State Senate, District 17 - Republican Primary (2010)|
|Ester Fleming, Jr.||4,898||25.2%|
This necessitated a runoff between Jeffares and Hilton on August 10, which Jeffares easily won.
|Georgia State Senate, District 17 - Republican Primary Runoff (2010)|
On his campaign website, Jeffares lists five issues he is concerned about. They are:
- Excerpt: "Potential business is being lost to places with a much freer flow of traffic. Rick will make it a top priority to ease the traffic burden by advocating for needed transportation projects for the district."
- Excerpt: "Rick will work to create the proper environment for maximum potential from our students, by providing them with the best teachers and resources available."
- Excerpt: "As a water engineer and Vice President of the Georgia Rural Water Association, Rick has years of experience in providing homes and business with a supply of water."
- Limited Government
- Excerpt: "As a true conservative, Rick supports a truly limited government. Rick applauds the efforts made by the General Assembly this past Session to cut nearly 12.5% from fiscal year 2009’s budget."
- Protecting the 2nd Amendment
- Excerpt: "As an avid hunter and member of the NRA, Rick will fight to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. The 2nd Amendment allows us, as law-abiding citizens, to enjoy the outdoors and protect our families."
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Jeffares was first elected, he received $103,796. As of July 7, 2011, only 5 of Jeffares's 9 required disclosure reports had been filed.
His largest contributors were:
|Eagles Brooke Country Club||$4,485|
|J. Clay Newman||$2,500|
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- Locust Grove makes progress on train viewing platform - Henrycountytimes
- Deal signs new ethics bills - Rockdale Citizen
- Rockdale delegation reviews 2013 legislative session - newtoncitizen
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Jeffares and his wife Leslie have four children.
- Rick Jeffares official campaign website
- Georgia State Senate - Rick Jeffares
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ Newt Gingrich 2012, "Slate of Georgia Officials Back Newt Gingrich for President," December 13, 2011
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Georgia Elections Division "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "Official Results of the Tuesday, July 20, 2010 General Primary Election"
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State, "Official Results of the Tuesday, August 10, 2010 General Primary Election"
- ↑ Rick Jeffares campaign website, "Issues"
- ↑ Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions to Rick Jeffares," accessed July 7, 2011.
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