Steve Tarvin

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Steve Tarvin
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Georgia House of Representatives, District 2
Incumbent
In office
February 11, 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionTextile Management
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steve Tarvin is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on 2014 special election.

Tarvin was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 2 of the Georgia House of Representatives.[1] Tarvin was defeated by incumbent Jay Neal in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012.[2]

Biography

Tarvin has been the President and CEO of Crystal Springs, a textile mill in Chickamauga, Georgia.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

Tarvin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Ethics

Excerpt: “If a group’s ethics are in question even if unfounded, the group should go above and beyond all that is expected to be fully transparent in order to prove the accusers to be what they truly are.”

  • Education

Excerpt: "'Local Control' and 'Personal Responsibility', each time we speak of what made this country the most successful in history these two short phrases rise to the top. It is the responsibility of parents to educate their children. We must insist on local control when it comes to educating our youth. More involvement by parents and much more flexibility and input from the classroom teacher are a must."

  • Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution

Excerpt: "My entire campaign is based on the fact that our State and 'We the People' can say 'NO' to the out of control, overreaching federal government when it mandates anything to our State outside the power given to them by the People."

  • Right to Life

Excerpt: "I feel that abortion should be found illegal due to the fact that those aborted lives have been collectively sentenced to death without individual due process under the 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."

  • Second Amendment

Excerpt: "Your right to bear arms in order to protect yourself, your family and your property 'Shall Not Be Infringed'. All attempts to record, register or license infringes on your rights to privacy and ownership."

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was destined to fail from the beginning. We all want Georgians and all Americans to have access to good healthcare, having health insurance affordable or not does not equal quality healthcare."

Elections

2014

General election

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 Thomas S. "Steve" Tarvin defeated L.E. "Ebeth" Edwards and Rebecca Ann Brown in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Tarvin Incumbent 65.9% 2,672
L.E. "Ebeth" Edwards 24% 973
Rebecca Ann Brown 10.1% 408
Total Votes 4,053

Special election

See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2014

Republicans Neal Florence, Steve Tarvin and Doug Woodruff faced off in the special election, which took place on January 7.[8][9][10] As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Tarvin and Florence - met in a runoff on February 4, which Tarvin won.[11][12]

The seat was vacant following Jay Neal's (R) resignation to serve as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry.[13]

A special election for the position of Georgia House of Representatives District 2 was called for January 7, with a runoff if necessary on February 4. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 20, 2013.[14]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 2, Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Tarvin 53.9% 1,925
     Republican Neal Florence 46.1% 1,649
Total Votes 3,574
Georgia House of Representatives, District 2, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Tarvin 38.2% 1,073
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeal Florence 34.3% 964
     Republican Doug Woodruff 27.5% 774
Total Votes 2,811

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tarvin ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 2. Tarvin was defeated by incumbent Jay Neal in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012.[2] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1][15]

Georgia House of Representatives District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJay Neal Incumbent 57% 5,027
Steve Tarvin 43% 3,797
Total Votes 8,824

Personal

Tarvin has a wife, Jennifer, and two children.[16] Tarvin has been president of the local Habitat for Humanity and president of the local High School Athletic booster club.[16]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[17]

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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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed May 29, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Results," accessed July 31, 2012
  3. Steve Tarvin campaign website, "Meet Steve," accessed April 25, 2014
  4. Steve Tarvin campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 25, 2014
  5. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 10, 2014
  6. Georgia Secretary of State, "GA - Election Results," accessed May 28, 2014
  7. Georgia Secretary of State, "GA - Election Results," accessed May 28, 2014
  8. qual.sos.state.ga.us, "Official candidate list," accessed November 21, 2013
  9. wrcbtv.com, "Northwest Georgia special election results," January 7, 2014
  10. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed January 22, 2014
  11. Dalton Daily Citizen, "Tarvin wins runoff for state House seat," February 4, 2014 (dead link)
  12. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official runoff election results," accessed March 14, 2014
  13. daltondailycitizen.com, "Neal appointment means special election coming up," November 2, 2013 (dead link)
  14. sos.ga.gov, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State House District 2 and State House District 22," November 12, 2013
  15. Georgia Secretary of State, "General Primary/General Nonpartisan/Special Election July 31, 2012," accessed August 9, 2012
  16. 16.0 16.1 Steve Tarvin campaign website, "Meet Steve," accessed April 25, 2014
  17. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 4, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Jay Neal (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 2
February 2014–present
Succeeded by
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