Georgia State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections

Georgia State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Georgia State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 20 Pending
Republican Party 36 Pending
Total 56 56

Georgia State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Greg Goggans Republican Senate District 7
George Hooks Democratic Senate District 14

Georgia State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 110 $8,052,144
2008 96 $6,636,658
2006 96 $9,986,678
2004 154 $14,444,473
2002 119 $11,060,487

Georgia State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Sibold, James $156,212
Miller, Butch $120,000
Albers, John $103,701
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association $88,350
Georgia Dental Association $65,950
Georgia Association of Realtors $64,550
Blank (Uncoded) $50,514
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia $49,550
Independend Insurance Agents of Georgia $48,350
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals $46,000

List of Georgia State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Earl "Buddy" Carter: 10,631 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Earl "Buddy" Carter (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Lester Jackson: 12,101 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Lester Jackson (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • William Ligon: 19,854 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) William Ligon (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Jack Hill: 14,619 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jack Hill (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Curt Thompson: 2,977 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Curt Thompson (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Doug Stoner: 5,694 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Josh Belinfante: 4,909
  • Drew Ellenburg: 3,201
  • Hunter Hill: 8,987 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Doug Stoner
  • (Republican Party) Hunter Hill (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Gene Mitchell: 4,544 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Tyler Harper: 14,862 (Winner)
  • Mark Hatfield: 6,875
  • Rodney Vickers: 1,852

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gene Mitchell
  • (Republican Party) Tyler Harper (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Bikram Mohanty: 5,361 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Tim Golden: 13,175 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bikram Mohanty
  • (Republican Party) Tim Golden (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Scott Drake: 4,124 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Travis Bowden: 3,951
  • Steve Ramey: 4,404
  • Don Balfour: 14,083 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Scott Drake
  • (Republican Party) Don Balfour (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Emanuel Jones: 17,929 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Emanuel Jones (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • John Bulloch: 10,117 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) John Bulloch (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Freddie Sims: 18,844 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Freddie Sims (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • John Crosby: 17,916 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) John Crosby (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Barry Loudermilk: 20,458 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Barry Loudermilk (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Ed Harbison: 13,449 (Winner)
  • Reginald Pugh: 4,874

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • David Brown: 2,678 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ed Harbison (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) David Brown

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Ronnie Chance: 23,877 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Ronnie Chance (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Nelva Lee: 5,308 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Rick Jeffares: 18,691 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Nelva Lee
  • (Republican Party) Rick Jeffares (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Spencer Price: 10,324
  • Cecil Staton: 10,527 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Cecil Staton (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Tommie Williams: 14,148 (Winner) Incumbent Williams was first elected in 1998.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Tommie Williams (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Ross Tolleson: 13,969 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Ross Tolleson (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Brandon Beach: 12,269
  • Chip Rogers: 17,659 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Chip Rogers (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Hardie Davis: 17,310 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Hardie Davis (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Robert Ingham: 12,891 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Jesse Stone: 10,037 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Robert Ingham
  • (Republican Party) Jesse Stone (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • William Jackson: 21,916 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) William Jackson (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Darrell Black: 5,981 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Johnny Grant: 11,216 Incumbent Grant was first elected in 2004.
  • Burt Jones: 12,487 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Darrell Black
  • (Republican Party) Burt Jones (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • David E. Lucas, Sr.: 12,589 (Winner)
  • Irvin Martinez: 1,327
  • Miriam Paris: 11,655 (Winner)

August 21 Democratic Primary Runoff

  • David E. Lucas, Sr. (Winner)
  • Miriam Paris

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Bobby Gale: 3,645 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Miriam Paris
  • (Republican Party) Bobby Gale (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Steve Voshall: 13,177
  • Jack Murphy: 13,290 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jack Murphy (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Mike Crane: 19,989 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Mike Crane (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Joshua McKoon: 15,157 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Joshua McKoon (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Bill Hamrick: 17,437 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Bill Hamrick

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Bill Carruth: 9,158 (Winner) (advanced to runoff)
  • J.K. Rogers: 3,028
  • Bill Heath: 10,071 (Winner) (advanced to runoff)

August 21 Republican Primary Runoff

  • Bill Carruth
  • Bill Heath (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Bill Heath (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Judson Hill: 26,114 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Judson Hill (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Steve Thompson: 6,773 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Thompson (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Valencia Seay: 13,575 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Independent) Independent candidates:

  • Sherry Mallory

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Valencia Seay (Winner)
  • (Independent) Sherry Mallory

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Donzella James: 10,293 (Winner)
  • Detrius Hill Jones: 1,661
  • Cory J. Lynch: 1,811

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Donzella James (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Nan Orrock: 13,960 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Nan Orrock (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Lindsey Tippins: 19,921 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Lindsey Tippins (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Reginald Crossley: 4,445
  • Horacena Tate: 15,029 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Horacena Tate (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Vincent Fort: 16,508 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Vincent Fort (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Fran Millar: 15,576 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Fran Millar (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 41

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Steve Henson: 10,372 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Henson (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 42

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Jason Carter: 17,186 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Kenneth Brett Quarterman: 5,763 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jason Carter (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Kenneth Brett Quarterman

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 43

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Ronald Ramsey: 13,638 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ronald Ramsey (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 44

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Gail Buckner: 10,454(Advance to runoff)
  • Marcus E. Davis: 2,285
  • Gail Davenport: 11,979

August 21 Democratic Primary Runoff

  • Gail Buckner
  • Gail Davenport (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gail Davenport (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 45

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Renee Unterman: 15,273 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Renee Unterman (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 46

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Bill Cowsert: 21,414 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Bill Cowsert (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 47

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Tim Riley: 3,217 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Daniel "Danny" Yearwood: 6,414
  • Frank Ginn: 13,680 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tim Riley
  • (Republican Party) Frank Ginn (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 48

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • David Shafer: 10,101 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) David Shafer (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 49

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Butch Miller: 21,530 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Butch Miller (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 50

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • John Wilkinson: 25,824 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) John Wilkinson (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 51

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Steve Gooch: 26,493 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Steve Gooch (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 52

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Hayden Collins: 2,867
  • S. David Doss: 5,520
  • Chuck Hufstetler: 10,156 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Chuck Hufstetler (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 53

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Jeff Mullis: 18,734 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jeff Mullis (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 54

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • Charlie Bethel: 15,538 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Charlie Bethel (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 55

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Gloria Butler: 13,344 (Winner)
  • Mark Williams: 3,573

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gloria Butler (Winner)

2012 Georgia State Senate Elections - District 56

(Democratic Party) July 31 Democratic Primary

  • Akhtar Sadiq: 3,739 (Winner)

(Republican Party) July 31 GOP Primary

  • John Albers: 13,581 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Akhtar Sadiq
  • (Republican Party) John Albers (Winner)

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