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Ben Harbin

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Ben Harbin
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Georgia House of Representatives District 122
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 1995 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sGeorgia Military College, 1992
Personal
BirthdayOctober 28, 1963
Place of birthLyons, GA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ben Harbin (b. October 28, 1963) is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 122. Harbin has represented the district, previously the 118th District, since 1995. He was Chair of the Richmond County Republican Party from 1990-1991 and 1993-1994.

Harbin is the Owner of The Harbin Company, Insurance and Employee Benefits, and Partner with Harbin and Associates, Land Surveying Firm. He was an Agent with Farm Bureau Insurance from 1988-1993.

He is a member of the Augusta Kiwanis, Association of Life Underwriters, Baker Woods Baptist Church, Child Enrichment/Child Advocacy Center Board, Cross Roads Academy (Alternative School) Board, Columbia County Foundation for Children Board, Georgia Military College Alumni Association, Martinez Optimist, Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Pediatrician Association. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Insurance
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ben Harbin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harbin ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 122. Harbin ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 122, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen Harbin Incumbent 100% 22,835
Total Votes 22,835

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harbin ran for re-election to the 118th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against him in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 118 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Ben Harbin (R) 16,719 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Harbin was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 118. Harbin (R) ran unopposed and finished with 23,544 votes.[6] Harbin raised $358,897 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 118
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ben Harbin (R) 23,544

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Harbin collected $256,321 in campaign contributions.[8] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:


2008

In 2008, Harbin collected $358,897 in campaign contributions.[9] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Hospital Corporation of America $5,600
Mahalo Advertising $4,800
Georgia Hospital Association $4,600
Home Builders Association of Georgia $4,600
MAG Mutual Insurance $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Earnest Smith (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 122
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 118
1995–2013
Succeeded by
Spencer Frye (D)