Wendell Willard

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Wendell Willard
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Georgia House of Representatives District 51
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia State University
J.D.Atlanta Law School
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 12, 1940
Place of birthDecatur, GA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Wendell Willard is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Willard served as County Attorney in Dekalb County from 1973 to 1977.

Biography

Willard's professional experience includes working as an attorney and Banking Trust Officer. He served in the United States Marine Reserve from 1959 to 1966.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Appropriations
Ethics
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Wendell Willard endorsed Mitt Romney 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 Wendell K. Willard was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Willard ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 51. Willard ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Willard ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWendell Willard Incumbent 100% 17,036
Total Votes 17,036

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Willard ran for re-election to the 49th 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.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 49 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Wendell Willard (R) 11,149 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Willard was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 49. Willard (R) ran unopposed and finished with 16,409 votes.[7] Willard raised $81,690 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 49
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wendell Willard (R) 16,409

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Willard is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Willard raised a total of $427,861 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 26, 2013.[9]

Wendell Willard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 51 Won $98,849
2010 Georgia State House, District 49 Won $79,757
2008 Georgia State House, District 49 Won $81,690
2006 Georgia State House, District 49 Won $85,555
2004 Georgia State House, District 49 Won $13,450
2002 Georgia State House, District 40 Won $24,282
2000 Georgia State House, District 44 Won $44,278
Grand Total Raised $427,861

2012

Willard won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Willard raised a total of $98,849.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wendell Willard's campaign in 2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$4,500
Georgia Association of Realtors$2,750
Mag Mutual Insurance$2,500
Georgia Apartment Association$2,500
At&T$2,250
Total Raised in 2012$98,849
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Willard won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Willard raised a total of $79,757.

2008

Willard won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Willard raised a total of $81,690.

2006

Willard won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Willard raised a total of $85,555.

2004

Willard won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Willard raised a total of $13,450.

2002

Willard won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Willard raised a total of $24,282.

2000

Willard won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Willard raised a total of $44,278.

Personal

Willard is a member of the Lawyer Club of Atlanta, Decatur Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Conservancy, and Georgia Conservation Voters.[10]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Rice (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 51
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 49
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Charles Martin, Jr. (R)