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    Rep. Hugh Floyd files financial disclosure; 15 other lawmakers still delinquent

     

    hugh floydHugh Floyd, a state legislator from Norcross, filed a disclosure of his personal finances a week ago, a little more than two months after the deadline set by state law. (Not much to disclose there, other than his house, a timeshare on Hilton Head and his wife’s job at Deloitte & Touche.)

    That still leaves 15 legislators who haven’t filed their 2008 disclosure, which by law must be filed between Jan. 1 and July 1 in the following year. Of those, five lawmakers have not filed the comparable report that was due for 2007, either.

    Floyd said the disclosure deadline just slipped his mind. “I thank you for bringing that to my attention after subscribing to your site,” he wrote in an e-mail to Atlanta Unfiltered. “I didn’t even realize that I had missed the file date.”

    Why is this disclosure important? It’s not, unless you think it’s a good idea to know whether your elected officials are keeping a proper distance between the public interest and their own private interests.

    The delinquent 15 are:

    State Senate:
    Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale)
    *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)
    *Winfred Dukes (D-Albany)
    Carol Fullerton (D-Albany)
    Keith Heard (D-Athens)
    *Henry “Wayne” Howard (D-Augusta)
    Sheila Jones (D-Atlanta)
    *David Lucas (D-Macon)
    William Quincy Murphy (D-Augusta)
    Jay Shaw (D-Lakeland)
    Al Williams (D-Midway)

     

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