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Tommy Benton
R - Jefferson
District 31
  • Capitol Address
  • 217 State Capitol
  • Atlanta, GA 30334
  • 404.656.5126 - Office
  • District Address
  • 177 Martin Street
  • Jefferson, GA 30549
  • Sworn In January 10, 2005


Occupation - Retired Teacher
Birthday - May 20
Spouse - Karen
Session
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