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Georgia House Races

A look at all the 2018 races for the Georgia House of Representatives

House District 145

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

  • County: Henry County
  • Metro Area/Region: Atlanta Area
  • Cities/Towns/Areas: Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

  • Population: 54,717
  • Median Household Income: $64,000
  • Education:
    • Completed High School 53.9%
    • Completed College/Beyond 36.5%
  • Race:
    • White 49.3%
    • Black 36.5%
    • Hispanic 6.8%
    • Asian 4.9%

POLITICAL AREA

  • Congressional District(s): GA-3, GA-10 and GA-13
  • GA Senate District: SD-10 and SD-17

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

2016 Clinton 45.42% Trump 52.08% Margin=R+6.7%
2012 Obama 49.55% Romney 49.52% Margin=0%
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DISTRICT ELECTION RESULTS

Year Candidate Percentage Vote Total
2016 Ricky William
56.57% 10,834
Floyd Griffin
43.43% 8,316
2014 E. Culver "Rusty" Kidd
100% 9,934
None)
N/A N/A
2012 E.Culver "Rusty" Kidd (R)
53.8% 9,973
Quentin T. Howell (D)
46.2% 8,568

CANDIDATES

FOLLOW THE MONEY

In 2016, Rick Williams (R) outspent Floyd Griffin (D), $180,575 to $46,296.

NOTES AND SUMMARY

Spanning all of Baldwin County and parts of Putnam County, the 145th runs from Eatonton southeast to Milledgeville and Hardwick. Racial makeup: 55 percent white, 40 percent black. However, the district's demographics are tilting towards minority voters, which suggests it could be flippable. In 2012, there was a virtual dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney in this district.

In 2014, Independent incumbent E. Culver "Rusty" Kidd was unchallenged in the general election.  In 2012, he beat his Democratic challenger with 54 percent of the vote.
 
In 2016, Ricky A. Williams (R) won the district with 56 percent of the vote. Rep. Williams voted for Campus Carry despite Milledgeville being home to three colleges (surveys of Georgia college students run 60-70% opposed Campus Carry legislation). Williams is running again in 2018.
 
There is no Democratic challenger for this district.