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Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Georgia
  • Residence: Marietta
  • Born: December 28, 1944; Atlanta, Ga.
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Dianne Isakson; three children
  • Education: U. of Georgia, B.B.A. 1966 (real estate)
  • Military Service: Ga. Air National Guard 1966-72
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Cobb County Commission, 1974; Ga. House, 1977-90 (Republican leader, 1983-90); Republican nominee for governor, 1990; Ga. Senate, 1993-96; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1996; Ga. Board of Education chairman, 1996-99; U.S. House, 1999-2005; U.S. Senate, 2005-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness - Ranking Member; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs; Select Ethics - Vice Chairman
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State Information: Georgia

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general (U.S. senator) Johnny Isakson (R) 1,489,904 58.3%
Michael Thurmond (D) 996,516 39%
Chuck Donovan (LIBERT) 68,750 2.7%
write-ins (WRI) 88  
2004 general (U.S. senator) Johnny Isakson (R) 1,864,202 57.9%
Denise Majette (D) 1,287,690 40%
Allen Buckley (LIBERT) 69,051 2.1%
write-in (Write-In) 38  
2002 general (GA-06 representative) Johnny Isakson (R) 163,525 79.9%
Jeff Weisberger (D) 41,204 20.1%
2000 general (GA-06 representative) Johnny Isakson (R) 256,595 74.8%
Brett DeHart (D) 86,666 25.2%
1999 special (GA-06 representative) Johnny Isakson (R) 51,548 65.1%
Christina Jeffrey (R) 20,115 25.4%
Gary "Bats" Pelphrey (D) 4,014 5.1%
Barry Doublestein (R) 1,593 2%
Alan Baier (R) 1,459 1.8%
Joseph Longo (R) 478 0.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 46.99% John McCain: 52.2%
2012 : 45.51% : 53.33%
2004 John Kerry: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
2000 Al Gore: 43% George W. Bush: 55%
1996 Bill Clinton: 46% Robert Dole: 47%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 43%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 39% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 40% :

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