Colton Moore

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Colton Moore
Colton Chase Moore.jpg
In office
January 14, 2019 – January 11, 2021
Preceded byJohn Deffenbaugh
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 1st district
Personal details
BornColton Chase Moore
(1993-10-10) October 10, 1993 (age 25)
Trenton, Georgia, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
ParentsAngie & Walter Moore
EducationInternational Affairs & Political Science, BA University of Georgia
OccupationAuctioneer
AwardsGeorgia Auctioneer Champion 2016, International Auctioneers Championship Finalist 2016
WebsiteOfficial Website

Colton Chase Moore (born October 10, 1993) is an American politician and at 24-years old is the youngest elected official ever from Dade County, Georgia. On January 14, 2019 he will become a Georgia State House Representative for District 1.[1][2]

With no declared Democratic opponent, Republican Moore was elected as the presumptive District 1 State Representative on May 22, 2018 after defeating John Deffenbaugh by a margin of 326 votes with a final tally of 2,184 to 1,858.[3][4]

He was the State President of Georgia Future Business Leaders of America under Executive Director Monty Rhodes from March 2011 to March 2012. During that time he led more than 25,000 students and 320 advisers.[5]

On September 23, 2018 Representative-Elect Colton Moore sent a publicized letter to Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, to consider several locations throughout Dade County for new Chick-fil-A restaurants. The letter also suggested Chick-fil-A should consider Exit 169 off Interstate 24, which receives nearly 70,000 cars per day, as Chick-fil-A's first truckstop restaurant.[6][7]

On October 15, 2018 Rep-Elect Moore acquired the domain name BrianKemp.com, in reference to Georgia's current Secretary of State and 2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee, Brian Kemp.[8][9] Previously, BrianKemp.com had been redirected to Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams' website, which caused confusion for those looking for Brian Kemp's official website.[10][11] As of October 15, 2018 BrianKemp.com now displays accurate links and information about how Colton Moore acquired the URL.[12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pham, Tim. "UPDATE: 24-year-old challenger defeats incumbent for house district 1 in Dade Co". WRCB. WRCBtv. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ Jett, Tyler. "Colton Moore unseats state Rep. John Deffenbaugh in Georgia House race [photos]". timesfreepress.com. Times Free Press. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ O'Neal, Mike. "Moore defeats Deffenbaugh". Northwest Georgia News. Northwest Georgia News. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Colton Moore - Ballotpedia". Ballotpedia. Ballotpedia. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  5. ^ Jett, Tyler. "Georgia Rep. invites challenger nearly 50 years younger to shadow him". timesfreepress.com. Times Free Press. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. ^ Moore, Colton. "3% Unemployment: Rep-Elect Colton Moore Floats First Chick-fil-A in Dade County". Colton Moore - Official Georgia State Representative-Elect for District 1 Website. ColtonMoore.com. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Continuous Station 083-0214". Georgia DOT Traffic Server. TransMeter / Georgia DOT. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ Jett, Tyler. "State rep buys website trolling Georgia governor candidate Brian Kemp". timesfreepress.com. Times Free Press. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ Darnell, Tim (15 October 2018). "State Lawmaker-Elect Buys BrianKemp.com From California Democrat". Buckhead, GA Patch. The Patch. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  10. ^ Kish, Phillip. "Something weird happens when you go to BrianKemp.com". WXIA. 11Alive. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  11. ^ Bluestein, Greg. "Democrats troll Kemp with 'Go Vols' airplane stunt". AJC. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Georgia Rep-Elect Colton Moore Acquires BrianKemp.com From California Democrats". The Chattanoogan. Chattanoogan.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ Lance, Natisha. "State representative buys domain Briankemp.com to redirect traffic back to Kemp". WXIA. 11Alive. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  14. ^ Bluestein, Greg. "Brian Kemp reclaims his own name online. Sort of". AJC. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 18 October 2018.