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Doug Collins
U.S. House, Georgia, District 9
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorTom Graves (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$765,887
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives District 27
January 8, 2007 - 2012
Bachelor'sNorth Georgia College (1988)
Master'sNew Orleans Theological Seminary (1996)
J.D.John Marshall Law School (2008)
Date of birthAugust 16, 1966
Place of birthGainseville, Georgia
Net worth$501,001
Office website
Campaign website
Doug Collins (b. August 16, 1966, in Gainseville, Georgia) is a Republican member of the U.S House, representing the 9th Congressional District of Georgia since 2013.

Collins served in the Georgia House of Representatives from District 27 from 2007 to 2012.[1]

He is a former Air Force Reserve Chaplain and has worked as a lawyer in private practice.[2]

Collins is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Collins is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.


Collins was born in Gainesville, Georgia.[1]


  • 1988: B.A., North Georgia College
  • 1996: M.Div., New Orleans Theological Seminary
  • 2008: J.D., John Marshall Law School


Collins was a pastor in Gainesville before joining the Air Force in 2002. In 2008 he served a tour in Iraq as a chaplain. He attended law school starting in 2005, and was elected to the state house in 2006, 2008 and 2010.[3][1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Collins serves on the following committees:[4]

Georgia House


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


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

Legislative actions

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[5] For more information pertaining to Collins's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security




Social issues



See also: Georgia's 9th congressional district elections, 2014

Collins is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Georgia's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Collins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 9th District. Collins won the nomination on the Republican ticket, and won the general election in November 2012. [7] The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary July 31, 2012. He and Zoller both won the primary and advanced to a run-off primary election.[8] Collins defeated Martha Zoller in the Republican runoff primary on August 21, 2012.[9]

U.S. House, Georgia District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jody Cooley 23.8% 60,052
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Collins 76.2% 192,101
Total Votes 252,153
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Collins 41.8% 45,894
Roger D. Fitzpatrick 17.1% 18,730
Martha Zoller 41.1% 45,160
Total Votes 109,784


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Collins ran for re-election to the 27th 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.[10]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Collins (R) 16,487 100.0%


In 2008 Collins was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 27. Collins (R) ran unopposed and finished with 20,634 votes.[11] Collins raised $9,765 for his campaign fund.[12]

Georgia House of Representatives District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Collins (R) 20,634

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $765,887 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[13]

Doug Collins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 9) Won $765,887
Grand Total Raised $765,887


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Collins' reports.[14]

Doug Collins (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]4/15/2013$106,548.43$130,200.00$(25,137.84)$211,610.59
July Quarterly[16]7/15/2013$211,610.59$130,100.48$(69,380.46)$272,330.61
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Collins's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Collins won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins's campaign committee raised a total of $765,887 and spent $659,339.[17] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[18]

Cost per vote

Collins spent $3.43 per vote received in 2012.


In 2010, Collins collected $18,195 in campaign contributions.[19] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:


In 2008, Collins collected $9,765 in campaign contributions.[20] The four largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Dental Association $1,000
Georgia Medical Association $500
Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia $500
Home Builders Association of Gainesville $500


Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Collins is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 13, 2013.[21]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[22]

Collins most often votes with:

Collins least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Collins missed 8 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 9.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[23]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Collins's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $252,004 and $749,998. That averages to $501,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[24]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings


Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Voting with party


Doug Collins voted with the Republican Party 96.1% of the time, which ranked 118th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Doug Collins "Biography" Accessed June 13, 2013
  2. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Collins
  3. National Journal "New Faces: Georgia, 9th House District" Accessed November 20, 2012
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. ajc.com "Doug Collins becomes first in race for new 9th" Accessed December 4, 2011
  8. Georgia Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  9. AP Results "Georgia U.S. House Runoff Results" Accessed August 21, 2012
  10. Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
  11. Georgia House of Representatives election results
  12. Campaign funds
  13. Open Secrets "Doug Collins" Accessed April 5, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "Doug Collins 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Doug Collins 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
  18. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  19. Georgia House 2010 contributions
  20. 2008 contributions to Doug Collins
  21. Gov Track "Doug Collins," Accessed June 13, 2013
  22. OpenCongress, "Rep. Doug Collins," Accessed August 1, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Doug Collins," Accessed March 29, 2013
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Collins (R-Ga), 2011"
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Graves (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 27
Succeeded by