Tommy (Tommy) Benton (R-SH031)
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Georgia House of Representatives
Room 217 State Capitol 206 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
177 Martin Street
Jefferson, GA 30549
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Karen Compton   DOB: 5/20/1950
Committee Assignments
SecretaryHouse Committee on Education
MemberSubcommittee on Human Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Human Relations and Aging
MemberHouse Committee on Retirement
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation
Counties Representing


Resident - Jackson County 6th Generation, Married- Karen Compton Benton, Children- Leigh Ann Allison and husband Casey; Thomas H. Benton, Jr. and wife, Teri; Jeff Farrell, Zack Evans, and two grandchildren, Samuel Thomas Weaver and Thomas Wayne Benton, Parents- Thomas Frazer Benton and Matilda Housch Benton.

Education - Graduate- Commerce High School, 1968;; Graduate- West Georgia College, 1972, AB History. Graduate- Brenau College, 1983, MEd Middle School Education.

Occupation - Jackson County Board of Education, 1974-2004, retired; Maysville Elementary School - 16 years; Jackson County Middle - 6 years; East Jackson Middle School - 8 years; (GA History & Gov't., American History, Beta Club Sponsor, 1998-2004). McDonald Ace Hardware, Commerce, 1975-2011 (part time).

Religion - First United Methodist Church, Commerce, Member since 1962.

Public Service - Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission, 1994-2004. Hunter Safety Instructor - 1984- present. Treasurer, Jackson County Bicentennial Committee, 1996.

Organizations - National Rifle Association - Life Member; Sons of Confederate Veterans - Life Member; Military Order of the Stars and Bars; Sons of the American Revolution - Gainesville Chapter; Jackson County Historical Society; Jackson County Retired Teachers Association; Unity Masonic Lodge #36, Jefferson.