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Tommy BentonREPRepublican Member of the Georgia General Assembly
72
Years of Age
48
Years of Experience
GAResidence (state)

Thomas Housch Benton (born May 20, 1950) is an American Republican politician who has served in the Georgia House of Representatives from the 31st district since 2005. He has been repeatedly criticized for neo-Confederate comments.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Brenau College
MEd Middle School Education
1983
West Georgia College
AB History
1968 - 1972
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Representative
Georgia State House of Representatives
2004 - Current
Member
Jackson County Board of Education
1974 - 2004
Clerk
McDonald Ace Hardware
1975 - 2011
Part Time Employee
McDonald Ace Hardware, Commerce
1975 - 2011
Former Teacher
East Jackson Middle School
1974 - 2004
Assistant Manager
W. T. Grant Company
1969 - 1974
Clerk
W. T. Grant Company
1969 - 1974
Clerk
Commerce Drug
1966 - 1968
Former Teacher
Maysville Elementary School
Former Teacher
Jackson County Middle
Other Experience1 - 21 of 21
Member
Military Order of the Stars and Bars
Current
Member
Unity Masonic Lodge #36, Jefferson
Current
Member
Retired Teachers Association, Jackson County
Current
Member
Jackson County Historical Society
Current
Member
Sons of the American Revolution, Gainesville Chapter
2002 - Current
Lifetime Member
Sons of Confederate Veterans
1993 - Current
Life Member
National Rifle Association (NRA)
1989 - Current
Hunter Safety Instructor
1984 - Current
Member
First Methodist Church, Commerce
1962 - Current
Chair
Human Relations and Aging Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Current
Member
Retirement Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Current
Member
Transportation Committee, State of Georgia House of Representatives
Current
Member
Rules Committee, State of Georgia House of Representatives
Current
Member
Appropriations Committee, State of Georgia House of Representatives
2018
Member
Jackson County Bicentennial Committee
1996
Treasurer
Jackson County Bicentennial Committee
1996
Member
Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission
1994 - Current
Former Chair
Human Relations and Aging Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Former Chairman
Retirement Committee, Georgia State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Human Resources
Former Secretary
Education Committee, Georgia House of Representatives