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Abrams is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012|Georgia House of Representatives]] District 89. Abrams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. <ref name="SOS">[http://qual.sos.state.ga.us/QualifyingSearchResults.asp?RaceID=2 ''Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division'' "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012]</ref>
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Abrams ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012|Georgia House of Representatives]] District 89. Abrams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. <ref name="SOS">[http://qual.sos.state.ga.us/QualifyingSearchResults.asp?RaceID=2 ''Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division'' "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Stacey Abrams
Stacey Abrams.jpg
Georgia House of Representatives District 89
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, Georgia State House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSpelman College, 1995
Master'sUniversity of Texas, Austin, 1998
J.D.Yale Law School, 1999
Personal
BirthdayDecember 9, 1973
Place of birthMadison, WI
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Stacey Abrams (b. December 9, 1973) is the Democratic House Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 89. Abrams represented the district, previously the 84th District, since 2007. She was Assistant Whip of the House Democratic Caucus in 2007.

Abrams is a Partner in the Insomnia, Limited Liability Company, and Chief Executive Officer of the Sage Works, Limited Liability Company. She has previously been Deputy City Attorney for the City of Atlanta from 2003-2006, Special Counsel to Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan form 1999-2003, and a teacher at Spelman College and Yale University.

She is Chair of Women's Legacy - United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, and a member of the Regional Atlanta Civic League Board of Directors, Women's Advisory Board for Moore Financial Group, Atlanta Girls School Board of Trustees, Health Students Taking Action Together Board of Advisors, and the Cole Leadership Society of the United Way Advisory Board.[1]

In June 2011, Governing Magazine named Abrams one of 12 "Democratic Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities such as leadership, ambition, and political potential.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Ethics
Judiciary - Non-Civil
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Abrams ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 89. Abrams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. [3]

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Abrams ran for re-election to the 84th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the July 20 primary and no one filed to run against her in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 84 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Stacey Abrams (D) 12,482 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Abrams was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 84. Abrams (D) ran unopposed and finished with 18,883 votes.[5] Abrams raised $67,071 for his campaign fund.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives District 84
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stacey Abrams (D) 18,883

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Abrams collected $78,005 in campaign contributions.[7] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stacey Abrams's campaign in 2010
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,400
Betty, Kathy$2,400
Sanford, Ginger$2,400
Lane, Stephanie$2,400
Henley, Martin$2,400
Total Raised in 2010 $78,005

2008

In 2008, Abrams collected $67,071 in campaign contributions.[8] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Mark & Susan Driscoll $3,333
Margret Nedelkoff $2,300
James Neuhauser $2,300
William Dobson $2,300
Starr Moore $2,300

Issues

Policies

Redistricting

Abrams was a fierce opponent of the legislative redistricting efforts of majority Republicans in 2011, calling the GOP plan unfair and criticizing the majority for failing to include Democratic voices. She noted that the Republican plan, unveiled on August 12, could cost Democrats six seats in the state House through "packing", or drawing district maps to group as many of the opposition's supporters into as few districts as possible, thus reducing their representation.[9] Abrams also threatened any Democrat that supported the majority's proposal with a primary challenge in the 2012 elections.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Earnest Williams (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 89
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 84
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Rahn Mayo (D)