Alex Atwood

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Alex Atwood
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Georgia House of Representatives District 179
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia State University
Master'sWebster College
J.D.John Marshall School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps Reserve
Years of service1982
Personal
ProfessionCOO, Alpha Protective Services, Incorporated
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Alex Atwood is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 179. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Atwood earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, his M.A. in International Relations from Webster College, and his J.D. from the John Marshall School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a magistrate judge and attorney in Glynn County, GA, CEO and General Counsel for Alpha Protective Services, Inc., and Chief of Legal Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He as a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for 34 years.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Juvenile Justice, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Insurance
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Public Safety and Homeland Security

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Alex Atwood endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Atwood ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 179. Atwood ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 179, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Atwood Incumbent 100% 16,098
Total Votes 16,098

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Atwood defeated Audrey Stewart (D) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Alex Atwood (R) 7,544 61.4%
Audrey Stewart (D) 4,744 38.6%

Atwood came in second in the July 20 primary.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shaw McVeigh 1,841 34.2%
Alex Atwood 1,523 28.3%
Cap Fendig 1,360 25.3%
Bill Keim 657 12.2%

He faced Shaw McVeigh in a primary runoff held August 10, winning 2,115-2,012.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 179 - Republican Primary Runoff (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Alex Atwood 2,115 51.2%
Shaw McVeigh 2,012 48.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Atwood is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Atwood raised a total of $143,894 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[7]

Alex Atwood's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 179 Won $35,775
2010 Georgia State House, District 179 Won $108,119
Grand Total Raised $143,894

2012

Atwood won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Atwood raised a total of $35,775.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alex Atwood's campaign in 2012
Atwood, Alex$2,800
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$1,500
Torras, Robert$1,000
Koch Industries$1,000
Aetna$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$35,775
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Atwood was up for re-election, he collected $108,119 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Atwood, Alex $30,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $3,600
Elrod, Britt $3,000
Jack Hardman Inc $3,000

Personal

Atwood and his wife, Cynthia, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Keen
Georgia House District 179
2011–present
Succeeded by
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