Brad Raffensperger

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Brad Raffensperger
29th Secretary of State of Georgia
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
GovernorBrian Kemp
Preceded byRobyn Crittenden
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 50th district
In office
February 10, 2015 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byLynne Riley
Succeeded byAngelika Kausche
Personal details
Born (1955-05-18) May 18, 1955 (age 64)
Political partyRepublican
EducationWestern University (BS)
Georgia State University (MBA)

Brad Raffensperger (born May 18, 1955)[1][2] is an American politician and civil engineer from the state of Georgia. A Republican, he serves as Secretary of State of Georgia. He previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 50.


Raffensperger earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Western University and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.[3] Raffensperger served on the Johns Creek City Council from 2011 to 2015.[4][5][6] He served for the second post.[7] He was elected to the Georgia House in 2014 for the 50th district, succeeding Lynne Riley.[8][9][10]

Raffensperger ran for Georgia Secretary of State in the 2018 election.[11] Raffensperger defeated David Belle Isle in the Republican Party runoff election.[12] In the November 6 general election, Raffensperger finished with the most votes, leading Democrat John Barrow by less than one percent.[13] He defeated Barrow in a runoff election on December 4.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Raffensperger and his wife, Tricia, have three children.[3]


  1. ^ "Brad Raffensperger R - Johns Creek". February 10, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Johns Creek. "Get to Know: Brad Raffensperger". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Johns Creek (April 6, 2017). "Raffensperger To Run For Georgia Secretary of State | Johns Creek, GA Patch". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Brad Raffensperger's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Johns Creek (December 7, 2011). "Raffensperger Wins City Council Seat in Runoff | Johns Creek, GA Patch". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Johns Creek elects new council members". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Brad Raffensperger". Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Representative Brad Raffensperger". February 10, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Eve Guevara. "Brad Raffensperger focuses on business growth, voting in Secretary of State race". Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Wes Wolfe. "Engineer has eyes on secretary of State". Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Georgia Election 2018: Raffensperger wins GOP secretary of state race". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Two Georgia down-ballot races appear headed to runoffs". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  14. ^ Lockhart, P. R. (December 4, 2018). "Republican Brad Raffensperger wins Georgia secretary of state runoff". Vox. Retrieved December 5, 2018.

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Georgia House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lynne Riley
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 50th district

Succeeded by
Angelika Kausche
Party political offices
Preceded by
Brian Kemp
Republican nominee for Secretary of State of Georgia
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Political offices
Preceded by
Robyn Crittenden
Secretary of State of Georgia