Alan Powell

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Alan Powell
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Georgia House of Representatives District 32
Incumbent
In office
1991-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Southwestern College
Personal
Place of birthHartwell, GA
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Alan Powell is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 32 since 2013. Powell represented the 29th District from 1991 to 2013.

Powell is a self-employed businessman, and serves as Chair of the Hart County Board of Commissioners.[1]

Switches party affiliation

Following his unopposed victory in the November 2, 2010 general election, Powell resigned from the Democratic caucus on November 5, subsequently switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. He stated, “My duty is to represent the citizens of my district the best I can. I think my voice can be better heard on the other side.”[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety and Homeland Security, Chair
Appropriations
Governmental Affairs
Motor Vehicles
Regulated Industries
Rules
Small Business Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Powell ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 32. Powell ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Mary Beth Focer ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. [3] Powell defeated Mary Beth Focer in the general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Powell Incumbent 79.6% 15,230
     Democratic Mary Beth Focer 20.4% 3,908
Total Votes 19,138

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Powell ran for re-election to the 29th 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 29 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Powell Incumbent 100% 8,927
Total Votes 8,927

Although he was re-elected as a Democrat, Powell switched to the Republican Party following the election.

2008

In 2008 Powell was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 29. Powell (D) ran unopposed and finished with 15,362 votes.[6] Powell raised $98,958 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 29 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Powell Incumbent 100% 15,362
Total Votes 15,362

2006

On November 7, 2006, Powell won re-election to District 29 of the Georgia House of Representatives against Mike Griffin (R).[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 29 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Powell Incumbent 66.4% 8,009
     Republican Mike Griffin 33.6% 4,058
Total Votes 12,067

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Powell collected $59,679 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alan Powell's campaign in 2010
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Georgia Association Of Realtors$2,400
Home Builders Association Of Georgia$2,000
Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals$2,000
Georgia Motor Trucking Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $59,679

2008

In 2008, Powell collected $98,958 in campaign contributions.[10] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Home Builders Association of Georgia $4,300
Georgia Association of Relators $4,000
Georgia Optometric Association $4,000
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $4,000
North East Georgia Bank $2,787

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Political offices
Preceded by
Judy Manning (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 32
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 29
1991–2013
Succeeded by
Carl Rogers (R)