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Scot Turner

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Scot Turner
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Georgia House of Representatives District 21
In office
February 12, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedFebruary 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Scot Turner is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 5, 2013.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Science and Technology
Special Rules
State Planning and Community Affairs


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



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Scot Turner was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2] Jeffrey N. Amason (L) filed to run but was disqualified from the ballot on July 23.[3] This ruling was upheld when Amason named the wrong defendant in his lawsuit while attempting to get back on the ballot.[4]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Turner won election in a special election for Georgia House of Representatives District 21. The seat was vacant following Sean Jerguson's (R) resignation. Jerguson announced he would run for the District 21 state senate seat left vacant when Chip Rogers (R) resigned in December 2012. Once his candidacy was certified, Jerguson had to resign his seat in the House in order to run for the senate. Turner faced Brian Laurens (R), Kenneth Ashley Mimbs (R) and Natalie Bergeron (D) in the special election on January 8, 2013.[5][6][7] As no candidate took more than 51 percent of the vote, a runoff between the top two vote-getters, Laurens and Turner, took place on February 5, which Turner won.[8][9][10][11]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 21, Special Election Runoff, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScot Turner 60.1% 903
     Republican Brian Laurens 39.9% 599
Total Votes 1,502


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Turner ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 21. Turner was defeated by incumbent Sean Jerguson in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012.[12] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[13][14][15]

Georgia House of Representatives District 21 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Jerguson Incumbent 57.9% 5,549
Scot Turner 42.1% 4,042
Total Votes 9,591


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[16]

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."

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  1. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 10, 2014
  2. Georgia Secretary of State, "GA - Election Results," accessed May 28, 2014
  3. Cherokee Tribune, "Amason to fight ballot ineligibility," July 25, 2014
  4. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Libertarian candidate’s ballot bid thrown out," August 25, 2014
  5. stories/article 60e4b846-3f02-11e2-b545-0019bb30f31a.html Cherokee Ledger News, "Sean Jerguson to run for State Senate 21 seat," December 5, 2012 (dead link)
  6. 9a08f666-3fc8-11e2-8d66-0019bb30f31a.html Cherokee Ledger News, "Special Senate and House elections set," December 6, 2012 (dead link)
  7. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Qualifying ends for open legislative seats, including Rogers’," December 12, 2012
  8. Canton-Sixes Patch, "Unofficial Vote Count Complete, Runoff Looms for House Race ," January 8, 2013
  9. GPB, "Republicans Win Special Elections," February 6, 2013
  10., "Official special election results," accessed November 15, 2013
  11., "Official runoff results," accessed November 15, 2013
  12. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named results
  13. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named SOS
  14. Georgia Secretary of State, Unofficial Primary Election Results, accessed July 31, 2012
  15. Georgia Secretary of State, "General Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election July 31, 2012," accessed August 9, 2012
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 4, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Sean Jerguson (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 21
Succeeded by