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$17,341.68/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. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Harbin served as Chair of the Richmond County Republican Party from 1990 to 1991 and 1993 to 1994.

Biography

Harbin's professional experience includes working as the Owner of The Harbin Company, Insurance and Employee Benefits, Partner with Harbin and Associates, Land Surveying Firm, and Agent with Farm Bureau Insurance.

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. [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 Benjie L. "Ben" Harbin was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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.[7] Harbin raised $358,897 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 118
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Harbin (R) 23,544

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harbin is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Harbin raised a total of $1,251,512 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Ben Harbin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 122 Won $106,165
2010 Georgia State House, District 118 Won $256,321
2008 Georgia State House, District 118 Won $358,897
2006 Georgia State House, District 118 Won $224,758
2004 Georgia State House, District 118 Won $56,382
2002 Georgia State House, District 80 Won $60,585
2000 Georgia State House, District 113 Won $108,131
1998 Georgia State House, District 113 Won $58,585
1996 Georgia State House, District 113 Won $21,688
Grand Total Raised $1,251,512

2012

Harbin won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Harbin raised a total of $106,165.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Harbin's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia$4,500
Wellcare of Georgia$4,000
Unitedhealthcare$2,750
Georgia Dental Association$2,400
Mau Inc$2,200
Total Raised in 2012$106,165
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Harbin collected $256,321 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Harbin's campaign in 2010
Mullins, Robert Fred$5,800
Wellcare Of Georgia$4,800
Hospital Corp Of America$4,800
Leebern Iii, Donald M$4,800
Georgia Hospital Association$4,800
Total Raised in 2010 $256,321

2008

In 2008, Harbin collected $358,897 in campaign contributions.[11] 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

Personal

Harbin 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.[12]

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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)