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Bob Hanner
Bob Hanner.jpg
Georgia House of Representatives District 148
Former Member
In office
September 18, 1975 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard, Vietnam
Years of service1967-1968
Date of birthApril 19, 1945
Place of birthSumter County, GA
Office website
Bob Hanner (b. April 19, 1945) is a former Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 148 from 1975 to 2013.

Hanner served in the United States Coast Guard, Vietnam from 1967-1968, and has been a business/estate planner, farmer, and in insurance.

He is a member of the Dawson Lion's Club, Mason with P.T. Schley Lodge #229 of the Terrell County Chamber of Commerce, past Director of the United States Jaycees, and Co-Chair of the Joint Blue Ribbon Study Commission.[1]

Switches party affiliation

Following his unopposed victory in the November 2, 2010 general election, Hanner switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. He stated, “I’ve talked with several folks in my district, and I think they understand that with the changes in Atlanta, I have an opportunity to be a more effective representative by working with the majority Republican party. I look forward to the opportunity to do positive things for our region.”[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hanner ran for re-election to the 148th 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.[3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 148 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Hanner (D) 7,558 100.0%

Although re-elected as a Democrat, Hanner switched his party affiliation to Republican after the election.


In 2008 Hanner was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 148. Hanner (D) ran unopposed and finished with 10,838 votes.[4] Hanner raised $33,138 for his campaign fund.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives District 148
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Hanner (D) 10,838

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hanner collected $24,461 in campaign contributions.[6] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:


In 2008, Hanner collected $33,138 in campaign contributions.[7] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Association of Realtors $2,000
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $2,000
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia $1,162
Home Builders Association of Georgia $1,000
Corrections Corporation of America $1,000

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Preceded by
Georgia House of Representatives District 148
Succeeded by
Buddy Harden (R)