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Mike Crane

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Mike Crane
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Georgia State Senate District 28
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedDecember 6, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSmall business owner
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Crane is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election onNovember 8, 2011.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Special Judiciary
State and Local Governmental Operations
State Institutions and Property



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Cynthia Conradt Bennett was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Michael R. "Mike" Crane was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bennett was defeated by Crane in the general election.[2][3][4]

Georgia State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crane 72.4% 35,440
     Democratic Cynthia Conradt Bennett 27.6% 13,497
Total Votes 48,937


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Crane ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 28. Crane ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6] Crane won in the general election.[7]

Georgia State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crane Incumbent 100% 60,129
Total Votes 60,129


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

On November 8, Crane faced fellow Republicans Duke Blackburn, Matt Brass, Kyle Frank, Dale Pepper, Edward Stone, and Mark Washington as well as Democrats Wayne Seabolt and Jammie Williams. Cynthia Bennett also ran as a nonpartisan candidate. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, the top two vote getters--Blackburn and Crane--proceeded to a runoff election on December 6 where Blackburn was defeated.[8][9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crane is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Crane raised a total of $62,867 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Mike Crane's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 28 Won $13,200
2010 {{{office2010}}} $49,667
Grand Total Raised $62,867


Crane won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Crane raised a total of $13,200.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Crane's campaign in 2012
Friends of Tommie Williams$2,000
Grant for Senate$1,000
Cowsert for Senate$1,000
Friends for Chip Rogers$750
Total Raised in 2012$13,200
Source: Follow the Money


Crane Georgia State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Crane raised a total of $49,667.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Georgia

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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."


In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Preceded by
Mitch Seabaugh
Georgia State Senate - District 28
Succeeded by