Six more legislators disclose finances; 20 still to go
This week was a bit slower for Georgia legislators who missed the deadline to file mandatory financial disclosure statements.
Six more lawmakers — including Calvin Smyre (left), chairman of the House minority caucus — bit the bullet and turned in paperwork that, by law, was supposed to have been filed a month ago. Others filing the disclosures this week were Reps. Lee Anderson (R-Groveton), Rick Austin (R-Demorest), Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), Michael Harden (R-Toccoa) and Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold).
The week before, 11 legislators filed financial disclosures after we posted a list of those who had failed to do so.
Every year, elected officials must disclose certain personal financial information, including business and real estate holdings and major sources of income. The reports may be submitted anytime between Jan. 1 and July 1, covering the previous calendar year. The State Ethics Commission keeps them online for public review.
Twenty legislators, listed below, still haven’t filed financial disclosures due this year. (Five of them, designated by asterisks, still haven’t filed the disclosures that were due last year, either.)
Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick)
Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale)
David Shafer (R-Duluth)
*Curt Thompson (D-Tucker)
Steve Thompson (D-Marietta)
Dan Weber (R-Dunwoody)
State House of Representatives:
*Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta)
Bob Bryant (D-Garden City)
Toney Collins (D-Conyers)
*Winfred Dukes (D-Albany)
Hugh Floyd (D-Norcross)
Carol Fullerton (D-Albany)
Keith Heard (D-Athens)
*Henry “Wayne” Howard (D-Augusta)
Sheila Jones (D-Atlanta)
*David Lucas (D-Macon)
John Meadows (R-Calhoun)
William Quincy Murphy (D-Augusta)
Jay Shaw (D-Lakeland)
Al Williams (D-Midway)