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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, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Ligon earned his B.S. from Valdosta State College and his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as the senior partner at the firm of Ligon, Middleton and Lindberg, P.C., and as Municipal Court Judge for the city of Brunswick.

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:


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Ligon listed seven issues he is concerned about.[1] 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."



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.[2][3] Ligon won re-election in the general election.[4]

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..[5]

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.[6]

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 donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ligon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ligon raised a total of $265,933 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[7]

William Ligon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 3 Won $76,898
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 3 Won $189,035
Grand Total Raised $265,933


Ligon won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ligon raised a total of $76,898.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Ligon's campaign in 2012
Georgia Dental Association$3,500
Ligon Jr, William T$3,000
Friends of Tommie Williams$2,000
Mcminn, Richard$2,000
Golden Isles Office Equipment$1,961
Total Raised in 2012$76,898
Source: Follow the Money


Ligon won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Ligon raised a total of $189,035.


Discrimination charge

In 2011, senators Ligon and Barry Loudermilk were charged with discrimination against a former employee. Democrats believe that an $80,000 payment was issued in Summer 2011 to settle the case secretly and called for the resignation of the two senators.[8]


Ligon and his wife, Kim, have five children.

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Preceded by
Jeff Chapman
Georgia Senate District 3
Succeeded by