House candidate Kent Woerner (HD 8)
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Kent Allen Woerner (R-Tiger)
Kent Woerner has raised $56,000, mostly from local donors, for his race for the seat of retiring Rep. Steve Allison. Woerner also has the support of House Speaker David Ralston from nearby Blue Ridge; he and other House Republicans have chipped in more than $13,000 to the retired educator’s campaign.
- Polled 23% in the May 2016 primary for House District 8; faces front-runner Matt Gurtler in a July 26 runoff.
- Substitute teacher, Rabun County Mountain Education Center.
- Retired principal, Rabun County Elementary School.
Business ownership interests
- None disclosed.
Other fiduciary positions
- Member, Woerner Family Partnership LP (oil & gas royalties).
Real estate holdings
- Personal residence on five acres in Rabun County valued at $470,000.
- Undeveloped 3.4-acre tract in Towns County valued at $40,000.
- Axa Equitable Financial Services LLC
- Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Payments from state agencies
- $67,746 annual pension from Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.
Friends and Family
- Woerner’s brother Scott, a safety for the University of Georgia and Atlanta Falcons football teams, was elected in 2016 to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Woerner has raised more than $56,000 in political donations in 2016.
- Reported cash on hand (July 2016): $16,793
- $15,300 Rep. John Meadows & other Republican legislator
- $2,500 Southern Polyurethanes
- $2,400 Golden Memories Auction & owner Greg Peters
- $1,999 Curtis Colwell, Blairsville, Ga., owner Colwell Construction Co.
Candidates may give campaign funds to other candidates, a practice that some say provides a legal means to circumvent contribution limits. A 2003 bill to ban such transfers altogether passed in the Senate but died in the House. Woerner’s campaign has made no such donations.
Posted July 21, 2016