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Senate District 23

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GEOGRAPHIC AREA

  • County:  Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven and Warren counties
  • Metro Area/Region:  Augusta and Dublin area
  • Cities/Towns/Areas:  Adrian, Avera, Blythe, Edge Hill, Garfield, Gibson, Grovetown, Harlem, Hephzibah, Keysville, Kite, Louisville, Midville, Millen, Norwood, Oliver, Sardis, Stapleton, Summertown, Sylvania, Thomson, Twin City, Vidette, Wadley, Warrenton, Waynesboro, Wrens and Wrightsville

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

  • Population: 172,183
  • Median Household Income: $39,400
  • Education:
    • Completed High School 56.1%
    • Completed College/Beyond 23.6%
  • Race:
    • White 58.6%
    • Black 35.3%
    • Hispanic 3.2%
    • Asian 1.1%

POLITICAL AREA

  • Congressional District(s): GA-10, GA-12
  • GA House Districts: HD-121, HD-123, HD-124, HD-125, HD-126, HD-127, HD-128, HD-150, HD-158, HD-159

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

2016 Clinton 40.09% Trump 58% Margin=R+17.9%
2012 Obama 42.92% Romney 56.25% Margin=R+13.3%

District Election Results

Year Candidate Percentage Vote Total
2016 Jesse Stone (R)
100% 52,831
None (D)
N/A N/A
2014 Jesse Stone (R)
61.1% 27,374
Diane Brack Evans (D)
38.9% 17,434
2012 Jesse Stone (R)
59.5% 39,516
Robert Ingham (D)
40.5% 26,922

CANDIDATES

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Republican Jesse Stone has multiple donations from GA gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle, a donation from Philip Morris USA, and a large number of other campaigns contributed as well. In 2014 (the last race in which he had a competitor) Stone raised $56,716 to Democrat Diane Brack Evans’ $18,090.

NOTES AND SUMMARY

Incumbent Republican Jesse Stone has held this seat since 2010. Before that, he was mayor of Waynesboro. He’s an attorney and has been regularly endorsed by the NRA. Along with tax reform, he identifies second amendment issues as among his highest priorities. Among other positions, he’s Chair of the Judiciary Committee.

No Democratic candidate is competing in this race.