July 31, 2014

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 Johnny Isakson (R) 1,489,904 58.3%
Michael Thurmond (D) 996,516 39%
Chuck Donovan (LIBERT) 68,750 2.7%
2004 general Johnny Isakson (R) 1,864,202 57.9%
Denise Majette (D) 1,287,690 40%
Allen Buckley (LIBERT) 69,051 2.1%
2000 special Princella Dixon (R)    
Zell Miller (D) 1,413,224 58.1%
Mack Mattingly (R) 920,478 37.9%
Paul MacGregor (LIBERT) 25,942 1.1%
Ben Ballenger (R) 22,975 1%
Jeff Gates (GREEN) 21,249 0.9%
Bobby Wood (R) 12,499 0.5%
Winnie Walsh (I) 11,875 0.5%
1998 general Paul Coverdell (R) 918,540 52.4%
Michael Coles (D) 791,904 45.2%
Bertil Armin Loftman (LIBERT) 43,467 2.5%
1992 general runoff Paul Coverdell (R) 635,114 50.6%
Wyche Fowler Jr. (D) 618,877 49.4%
1992 general Wyche Fowler Jr. (D) 1,108,416 49.2%
Paul Coverdell (R) 1,073,282 47.7%
Jim Hudson (LIBERT) 69,878 3.1%
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% :