Candidate Profile: Jason Hayes
State House District 49 (Fulton County, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek)
Date and Place of Birth: Willingboro, New Jersey.
OPPONENT: State Rep. Charles E. “Chuck” Martin Jr.
Public Service/Political Career:
Jason Hayes is the Democratic nominee for the state House seat in District 49, which covers Alpharetta in Fulton County. Hayes, a physician and political newcomer, is challenging nine-term Republican incumbent Rep. Charles “Chuck” Martin. Hayes won the Democractic primary for the seat in June, defeating retired businessman Ken Lawler with 54% of the vote.
Hayes, who grew up in Louisiana, holds an M.D. and M.S. degrees from Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. He also has a Physician Executive M.B.A. Hayes served as a congressional intern for U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) while in medical school and was an epidemiology intern at the CDC in 2000.
Hayes moved to Alpharetta in 2015 and now heads several medical practices and a consulting business. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Hayes’ campaign platform emphasizes improving health care access for Georgians. He calls for expanding Medicaid coverage and increasing the health care workforce to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He also advocates increased funding for the HOPE scholarship and providing tax breaks to small business owners.
Hayes has received endorsements from the Committee for a New Georgia and the American Advocacy Fund. He has received backing from the National Democratic Redistricting Party and Georgia Onward, a political action committee supporting Democrats in closely contested state House races.
Cash on Hand:
Hayes’ campaign reported having more than $35,000 on hand as of Oct 25. Chuck Martin’s campaign reported more than $71,000 on hand through Sept. 30.
-Professional and Business Licenses
Hayes is a physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Financial Disclosures (Source: Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission)
Campaign Chair for Jason for Georgia LLC
CEO and Internal Medicine Physician for Jason T. Hayes MD LLC
Managing Member of PCMD Membership Services LLC
Managing Member of Geo-Political Ingenuity
President and Internal Medicine Physician of Personal Concierge MD LLC
Same as business interests, above.
State or Federal payments:
Spouse’s property holdings:
None on file.
Hayes has been cited twice by the state ethics commission for failure to file campaign finance and personal financial disclosure on time.
Campaign Finance Reports
Hayes has raised $54,233 through Oct. 25. Most of his contributions have come from individual donors. He also received donations from the campaigns of other Democratic candidates for state House, including House minority leader Rep. Bob Trammel, and Democratic PACs such as the recently formed Georgia Onward.
Top contributions this cycle (2019-2020):
$3,800 - Joseph Morrell (Florida)
$2,800 - Jason Hayes (Georgia)
$2,800 - Georgia Onward PAC (Georgia)
$2,800 - National Democratic Redistricting Party (Washington D.C.)
$2,800 - 314 Action Victory Fund (Washington D.C.)
$1,600 - Bernard Cohen (Florida)
$1,000 - Karla Jurvetson (California)
$1,000 - Kelly Elmore (California)
$1,000 - Kevin Woods (Georgia)
$1,000 - Lawrence Hess (California)
$1,000 - Marjorie Roswell (Maryland)
$1,000 - Wayne Riley (New York)
$1,000 - Blue Neighbors Project (Georgia)
$1,000 - Georgia Democratic House Caucus (Georgia)
$1,000 - Committee to Elect Bob Trammell (Georgia)
$1,000 - Georgia House Majority PAC (Georgia)
Hayes has spent heavily on advertising and marketing for his campaign.
$14,821 - Clear Channel Outdoor (Georgia)
$7,130 - Family Life Publications (Georgia)
$6,301 - Campaign Victory (Florida)
$3,000 - The Ads Agency (Georgia)
$2,795 - Hustle Inc. (California)
$1,478 - Campaign Victory (Florida)
$1,440 - Facebook (California)
$1,439 - Google (California)
$948 - Vantiv Ecommerce (Ohio)
$850 - Fiverr (New York)
Campaign website: http://www.jasonhayesforgeorgia.com/