Lee Anderson

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Lee Anderson
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Georgia House of Representatives District 117
Former Member
In office
January 12, 2009 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Columbia County Farm Bureau
Columbia Board of Education
Columbia County Commission
High schoolHarlem High School
Associate'sBaldwin Agricultural College
Bachelor'sBrewton Parker College
ProfessionBusiness Owner
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Lee Anderson is a former Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 117 from 2009 to 2013. He also serves on the Columbia Board of Education Committee, and on the Columbia County commission. Anderson was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of Georgia. He lost to incumbent John Barrow in the general election in November 2012.[1]


Anderson is a farmer, and a Deacon at Powell Baptist Church.

He is President of the Columbia County Farm Bureau and a member of Powell Baptist Church.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lee Anderson endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 12th District.[4] The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. He won the primary and defeated Rick W. Allen in the primary runoff.[5] Anderson was declared the winner in a recount.[6][7][8] Anderson was defeated by incumbent John Barrow (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow Incumbent 53.7% 139,148
     Republican Lee Anderson 46.3% 119,973
Total Votes 259,121
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Anderson 34.2% 20,551
Rick Allen 25.7% 15,436
Wright McLeod 24.7% 14,856
Maria Sheffield 15.3% 9,207
Total Votes 60,050


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson ran for re-election to the 117th 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.[9]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 117 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lee Anderson (R) 14,736 100.0%


In 2008 Anderson was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 117. Anderson (R) ran unopposed and finished with 21,305 votes.[10] Anderson raised $131,445 for his campaign fund.[11]

Georgia House of Representatives District 117
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lee Anderson (R) 21,305

Campaign donors


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

Anderson lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,173,443 and spent $1,173,443.[12]


In 2010, Anderson collected $33,488 in campaign contributions.[13] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lee Anderson's campaign in 2010
RT Bailey Construction Inc$2,400
John Deere & Co$2,000
Sitemaster Inc$1,500
Philip Morris$1,250
Kraft Foods$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $33,488


In 2008, Anderson collected $131,445 in campaign contributions.[14] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
David Bennett $2,300
Garnto & Gearig Brothers Construction LLC $2,300
Robert F. Mullins $2,300
Susan J. Bennett $2,300
Joseph M. Still Burn Centers Inc. $2,300
Kimberly H. Mullins $2,300

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Anderson and his wife Donna are the proud parents of two children, Ben and Katie.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Georgia House of Representatives District 117
Succeeded by
Regina Quick (R)