David Ralston

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David Ralston
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Georgia House of Representatives District 7
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Georgia State House of Representatives
2010-present
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate, District 51
1992-1998
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Georgia College and State University, 1976
J.D.University of Georgia School of Law, 1980
Personal
BirthdayMarch 14, 1954
Place of birthEllijay, GA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChurch of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Ralston is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives. He has represented the 7th District since 2003 and currently serves as Speaker of the House. He represented District 51 in the Georgia State Senate from 1992-1998. Ralston ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012.

Ralston is an Attorney.

He is a member of the Blue Ridge Lions Club, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Board of Directors, and Vocational Transitions Incorporated Board of Directors.[1]

In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Ralston one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ralston served on no committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ralston served on no committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ralston ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 7. Ralston ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. [3] Ralston won re-election in the general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Ralston Incumbent 100% 18,545
Total Votes 18,545

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ralston ran for re-election to the 7th 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 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Ralston (R) 14,388 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Ralston was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 7. Ralston (R) ran unopposed and finished with 19,139 votes.[6] Ralston raised $83,300 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Ralston (R) 19,139

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Ralston collected $509,505 in campaign contributions. [8] His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Hospital Corp. of America $7,200
Georgia Medical Association $5,800
United Healthcare $4,800
Home Builders Association of Georgia $4,800
Georgia Hospital Association $4,800

2008

In 2008, Ralston collected $83,300 in campaign contributions.[9] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Home Builders Association of Georgia $6,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $4,300
Georgia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians $3,000
Gary and Lizabeth Knight $2,300
Gary Knight $2,300

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Georgia House of Representatives District 7
2003–present
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