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    Where did the money go?

     

    By JIM WALLS

    March 23, 2009 — State Rep. Pam Stephenson has failed to report more than $27,000 in political donations from special-interest groups since 2003, records show.

    A pending state ethics complaint alleges the DeKalb County Democrat apparently failed to disclose about $20,000 in contributions.

    The complaint did not specify the source of the donations. But a records search by AtlantaUnfiltered turned up $27,437 that donors said they gave her but that her campaign has not disclosed.

    About $10,000 of the unreported donations occurred in the second quarters of 2006 and 2008. For both periods, Stephenson reported no contributions.

    The State Ethics Commission has not scheduled a hearing on Stephenson’s case.

    Georgia’s Ethics in Government Act requires that candidates for elective office report every campaign contribution of $101 or more. Each violation can incur a $1,000 fine.

    Unreported Donations to Pam Stephenson

    Committee Name                                     Date          Amount
    Genentech Inc.                                          06/26/03         $250
    Georgia Chiropractic Association              06/21/03         $250
    Hospital Corporation of America               06/23/03         $250
    Coca-Cola Enterprises                              06/24/03         $250
    Georgia Fund for Healthcare                     06/26/03         $250
    Georgia Optometric Association                08/09/03        $500
    Medicare Association of Georgia              10/13/03         $500
    Service Employees International Union    12/17/03         $200
    Georgia Chiropractic Association              06/07/04      $1,000
    Civil Justice PAC                                       06/08/04      $2,000
    Georgia Industrial Loan Association          06/11/04         $300
    Georgia Association of Educators             06/14/04         $600
    Georgia Association of Community

    Care Providers                                       06/17/04     $1,000
    Genentech Inc.                                          06/25/04        $500
    Georgia Emergency Medicare                   07/07/04        $500
    Eli Lilly Co.                                                 09/15/04        $500
    Georgia Association of Educator               09/30/04        $700
    Georgia Dental Association                       05/16/06        $500
    Georgia Assoc. of Convenience Stores     05/30/06        $200
    Vote Choice (Planned Parenthood)           06/08/06        $500
    Georgia’s Win List Inc.                               06/09/06     $1,000
    MAG Mutual Insurance Company              06/09/06        $250
    Georgia Hospital Association                     06/13/06        $500
    Georgia Association of Realtor                   06/20/06       $500
    Comm. for Responsible Health Care Policy 06/21/06      $250
    Georgia State AFL CIO                               06/22/06       $200
    Georgia Association of Educators               06/23/06    $1,200
    Communications Workers of America         06/28/06       $500
    Georgia Forestry Association                      07/07/06       $350
    Ga. Soc. of Ambulatory Surgery Centers    07/10/06      $350
    Georgia Association of Realtors                  07/11/06       $500
    Anheuser-Busch Companies                       08/02/06       $250
    Georgia Hospital Association                       09/29/06      $250
    Georgia Industrial Loan Association            10/18/06       $500
    Georgia Medical Eye PAC                           10/19/06       $500
    Georgia Chiropractic Association                11/02/06        $500
    Resurgens PC                                             12/12/06       $250
    Wholesale Distributors for Good Govt.       12/15/06        $159.32 (in-kind)
    Ga. Obstetrical and Gynecological Society  05/16/07      $250
    Pfizer Inc.                                                    06/22/07        $500
    Ga. Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers     09/12/07  $500
    Georgia Hospital Association                     10/29/07         $750
    Resurgens                                                  12/07/07         $750
    MAG Mutual Insurance Company              12/11/07         $250
    Wholesale Distributors for Good Govt.       12/15/07        $177.57 (in-kind)
    Genentech Inc.                                           04/25/08        $250
    Friends of Stacey Y. Abrams                      05/06/08        $250
    Georgia Dental Association                        05/06/08        $250
    Eric Johnson for Senate                             05/19/08     $1,000
    Georgia Industrial Loan Association           06/04/08        $500
    Civil Justice PAC                                         06/09/08     $1,800
    Georgia Association of Realtors                  06/13/08        $500
    Troutman Sanders LLP                               06/25/08        $250
    Georgia State AFL CIO                               06/30/08        $200
    Troutman Sanders LLP                               07/21/08        $250
    Georgia Dental Association                        08/04/08        $250

    Source: analysis of data available online from the State Ethics Commission and Georgia Secretary of State.

     

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