Thomas Benton

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Thomas Benton
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Georgia House of Representatives District 31
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sWest Georgia College, 1972
Master'sBrenau College, 1983
Personal
BirthdayMay 20, 1950
Place of birthAthens, GA
ProfessionClerk, McDonald Ace Hardware
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Benton is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Benton's professional experience includes working as a clerk at McDonald Ace Hardware, teacher in Georgia History/Government American History with the Jackson County Board of Education, and a Clerk/Assistant Manager with the W. T. Grant Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Relations and Aging, Chair
Education
Retirement
Rules
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Thomas H. "Tommy" Benton was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benton ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 31. Benton ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Georgia House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Benton Incumbent 100% 18,552
Total Votes 18,552

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Benton ran for re-election to the 31st 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.[3]

Georgia House of Representatives District 31 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Benton Incumbent 100% 14,916
Total Votes 14,916

2008

In 2008 Benton was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 31. Benton (R) ran unopposed and finished with 20,098 votes.[4] Benton raised $30,929 for his campaign fund.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives District 31 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Benton Incumbent 100% 20,098
Total Votes 20,098

2006

On November 7, 2006, Benton won re-election to District 31 of the Georgia House of Representatives against Tommy Stephenson (D).[6]

Georgia House of Representatives District 31 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Benton Incumbent 77.1% 8,939
     Democratic Tommy Stephenson 22.9% 2,656
Total Votes 11,595

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Benton is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Benton raised a total of $175,969 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 23, 2013.[7]

Thomas Benton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $56,998
2010 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $31,038
2008 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $30,929
2006 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $43,934
2004 Georgia State House, District 31 Won $13,070
Grand Total Raised $175,969

2012

Benton won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Benton raised a total of $56,998.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Benton's campaign in 2012
Georgia Healthcare Association$2,100
Georgia Association of Realtors$2,000
Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia$1,750
Georgia Hospital Association$1,625
Georgia Association of Educators$1,450
Total Raised in 2012$56,998
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Benton won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Benton raised a total of $31,038.

2008

Benton won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Benton raised a total of $30,929.

2006

Benton won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Benton raised a total of $43,934.

2004

Benton won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Benton raised a total of $13,070.

Personal

Benton is a member of the Jackson County Historical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Gainesville Chapter, Sons of Confederate Veterans, National Rifle Association, First Methodist Church in Commerce, Jackson County Retired Teachers Association, and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.[8]

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Political offices
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Georgia House of Representatives District 31
2005–present
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