William Ligon

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William Ligon
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Georgia State Senate District 3
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Municipal Court Judge, City of Brunswick
1997 - 2009
Bachelor'sValdosta State College
J.D.Mercer University
Office website
Personal website
William Ligon is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate. He has represented District 3 since 2011.

Ligon is the senior partner at the firm of Ligon, Middleton and Lindberg, P.C., and served as municipal court judge for the city of Brunswick from 1997 to 2009. He received his B.S. from Valdosta State College and his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law.

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
State and Local Governmental Operations, Chair
Judiciary Non-Civil, Vice Chair
Health and Human Services


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



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Ligon ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 3. Ligon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2] Ligon won re-election in the general election.[3]

Georgia State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Ligon, Jr. Incumbent 100% 50,088
Total Votes 50,088


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Ligon defeated Griffin Lotson (D) in the November 2 general election..[4]

Georgia State Senate, District 3
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Ligon (R) 29,434 71.0%
Griffin Lotson (D) 12,006 29.0%

Ligon defeated Terry Carter in the July 20 primary.[5]

Georgia State Senate, District 3 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Ligon 9,779 56.4%
Terry Carter 7,562 43.6%

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Ligon lists seven issues he is concerned about.[6] They are:

  • Economy
Excerpt: "William Ligon believes government should remove bureaucratic barriers to free enterprise."
  • Property Rights
Excerpt: "For William Ligon, protecting private property is fundamental to justice."
  • Justice for All
Excerpt: "government's core mission is public safety."
  • Family Values
Excerpt: "William Ligon believes in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman."
  • Our Resources
Excerpt: "William Ligon will work to preserve our natural assets for future generations."
  • Our Freedoms
Excerpt: "William knows that defending our constitutional liberties requires courage."
  • Our Children
Excerpt: "William Ligon believes the next generation should understand the founding principles of the nation."

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Ligon was first elected, he received $189,035 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
William Ligon, Jr. $35,000
Mark Hall $4,800
Hi-Tech Jetting Technologies, Inc. $4,800
William Ligon $3,363
Georgia Dental Association $3,250


Senators Ligon and Barry Loudermilk were charged with discrimination against a former employee. Democrats say that an $80,000 payment was issued this summer to settle the case secretly and have called for the resignation of the two senators.[8]

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Ligon and his wife Kim have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Chapman
Georgia Senate District 3
Succeeded by