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  Hudgens, Ralph
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<-  2015-01-01  
 
NameRalph Hudgens
Address6509 Hwy 106 South
Hull, Georgia , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 15, 1942 (80 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 27, 2022 03:55pm
Tags Married - NRA - Baptist -
InfoSenator Ralph Hudgens graduated from high school at Georgia Military in Milledgeville and then received a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Florida. For eighteen years he worked for the Agricultural Chemical Division of Shell Chemical Company. In 1983, he founded Quality Propane, Inc. which he sold in 1987. Currently, he is President of Hudgens Enterprises, Inc., an investment company with holdings in real estate.

Hudgens, a former political appointee in the first Bush administration, was the State Representative for the 24th District from 1996-2002. In 2002, he was elected as the State Senator for the 47th District, where he served as the Chairman of the Retirement Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committees and served on the Banking and Financial Institution, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Reapportionment and Redistricting Committees. He was re-elected to the 47th Senate District in 2004 and serves as Chairman of the Insurance and Labor Committee, Vice Chairman of Agriculture, Secretary of Banking, Secretary of Natural Resources, serves on Reapportionment and Redistricting, and is Ex-Officio on Retirement.

Sen. Hudgens married the former Suzanne Morgan in 1963 and they have four children and nine grandchildren. He and his wife are active members at Prince Avenue Baptist Church in Athens. He is a member of the Madison County Rotary Club, Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Madison County Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.

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  11/04/2014 GA Insurance Commissioner Won 54.87% (+13.16%)
  11/02/2010 GA Insurance Commissioner Won 53.77% (+11.34%)
  08/10/2010 GA Insurance Commissioner - R Runoff Won 55.24% (+10.49%)
  07/20/2010 GA Insurance Commissioner - R Primary Won 20.71% (+1.09%)
  11/04/2008 GA State Senate 47 Won 64.76% (+29.52%)
  07/15/2008 GA State Senate 47- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 GA State Senate 47 Won 64.87% (+29.73%)
  07/18/2006 GA State Senate 47 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 GA State Senate 47 Won 71.13% (+42.26%)
  11/05/2002 GA State Senate 47 Won 51.84% (+3.68%)
  11/07/2000 GA State House 024 Won 52.40% (+4.80%)
  11/03/1998 GA State House 024 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 GA State House 024 Won 50.27% (+0.55%)
  08/09/1994 GA District 10 - R Runoff Lost 49.14% (-1.72%)
  07/19/1994 GA District 10 - R Primary Won 46.83% (+8.87%)
  11/03/1992 GA District 10 Lost 46.19% (-7.63%)
  08/11/1992 GA District 10 - R Runoff Won 54.38% (+8.77%)
  07/21/1992 GA District 10 - R Primary Won 32.41% (+4.55%)
  11/08/1988 GA District 2 Lost 38.31% (-23.38%)
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  05/22/2018 GA Insurance Commissioner - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-59.69%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA District 10 - R Runoff - Jun 21, 2022 R Vernon Jones
GA Insurance Commissioner - R Primary - May 24, 2022 R Patrick Witt
GA Governor - R Primary - May 22, 2018 R Brian Kemp
GA Lt. Governor - R Primary - May 22, 2018 R David Shafer
GA Insurance Commissioner - R Primary - May 22, 2018 R William Jason "Jay" Florence
AL US Senate - Special R Primary - Aug 15, 2017 R Roy Moore
GA US President - R Primary - Mar 01, 2016 R Ted Cruz
GA US President - R Primary - Mar 06, 2012 R Newt Gingrich
GA US President- R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Mitt Romney
GA Lt. Governor - R Primary - Jul 18, 2006 R Ralph Reed