John Carson (Georgia)

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John Carson
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Georgia House of Representatives District 46
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorgia State University
Master'sMBA, Kennesaw State University
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1971
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionVP, SunTrust Bank
Campaign website
John Carson is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 46 since 2013. Carson represented the 43rd District from 2011 to 2013.

Carson was first elected in the September 20 special election for the District 43. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Bobby Franklin (R) passed away in late-July 2011.[1]

Carson attended Georgia State University, graduating in 1994 with a BBA in Accounting. In 1998, he graduated from Kennesaw State University with an MBA in Finance.[2]

Carson works in Banking and Commercial real estate finance.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Intragovernmental Coordination
Ways and Means


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



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carson ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 46. Carson defeated Martin L. Hawley in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Kevin Westphal ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[3] The general election took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5] Carson defeated Westphal in the general election.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Carson Incumbent 73.7% 19,941
     Democratic Kevin Westphal 26.3% 7,132
Total Votes 27,073

Georgia House of Representatives District 46 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Carson Incumbent 67.9% 5,650
Martin L. Hawley 32.1% 2,673
Total Votes 8,323


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Carson defeated Robert Lamutt (R) in the October 18, 2011 special election run-off by a 1,250-668 margin. Carson and Lamutt were the top two vote-getters in the September 20 open primary, defeating Geraldine Wade (R), Don Hill (R), and Roy Barnes (R).[7][8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jan Jones (R)
Georgia House of Representatives
District 46

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bobby Franklin
Georgia House of Representatives
District 43

Succeeded by
Sharon Cooper (R)