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Rep. Bruce Broadrick (HD 4)

 

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Bruce Lambert Broadrick Sr. (R-Dalton)

District 4 (Whitfield County)

Bruce Broadrick

Bruce Broadrick

A past president of the Georgia Pharmacy Association, Broadrick has drawn most of his financial support from other pharmacists. His personal financial disclosure for 2011 omitted partial ownership of a Dalton condominium and a fiduciary role in a pharmacist organization that he said has never been active.

Legislative website

Campaign website

Voting record

Born: 1951

 Political career

  • Elected to the House in 2012, winning a three-candidate primary race without a runoff.
  • Re-elected in 2014 without opposition.
  • Won his 2016 Republican primary, 54-46%.

Committee assignments

  • Appropriations (2015 – present)
  • Game, Fish & Parks (2015 – present)
  • Health & Human Services (2013 – present)
  • Industry and Labor (2013 – present)
  • Intragovernmental Coordination (2013 – present)

Employment

  • Pharmacist, Walgreens.

Business ownership interests

  • President, Frank’s Pharmacy Inc., inactive since 2009 sale to Walgreens.

Other fiduciary positions

Real estate holdings

  • Commercial retail building in Dalton valued at $440,000
  • Personal residence in Dalton valued at $159,000
  • PREVIOUSLY UNDISCLOSED: Condominium unit in Dalton, purchased March 2011, valued at $100,000.
  • Ten percent interest in 70-acre tract of timberland in Floyd Co. valued at $85,000

Other investments

  • Amerisource Bergen Corp.
  • GlaxoSmithKline PLC
  • Home Depot
  • Mylan
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Perrigo PLC
  • Southern Co.

Payments from state agencies

  • The Department of Community Health paid Frank’s Pharmacy $15,727 in fiscal year 2010, before Broadrick ran for office.
  • The Department of Human Resources paid Frank’s $5,706 in FY2009.

Campaign contributions

Donors have given more than $99,000 to Broadrick’s campaign since 2012. He also loaned the campaign $9,000 in 2012. The breakdown by election cycle:

  • 2012: $36,995
  • 2013-14: $15,127
  • 2015-16: $53,500
  • Reported cash on hand (April 2016): $7,328

Top donors

  • $31,150 House Speaker David Ralston & other Republican lawmakers
  • $12,427 Georgia Pharmacy Association & lobbyist Andy Freeman
  • $8,225 individual pharmacists & pharmacies
  • $3,500 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • $3,000 American Pharmacy Cooperative, Bessemer, Ala.
  • $2,500 Dorothy S. Boring, property management
  • $2,500 Walgreens
  • $2,150 Georgia Dental Association
  • $2,000 BB&T of Georgia
  • $2,000 National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • $2,750 Georgia Optometric Association
  • $1,500 National Community Pharmacists Association
  • $2,500 United Health Services of Georgia
  • $1,500 Workplace Injury Network

Campaign-to-campaign donations

Candidates may give campaign funds to other candidates, a practice that some say provides a legal means to circumvent contribution limits. A 2003 bill to ban such transfers altogether passed in the Senate but died in the House. Broadrick’s campaign made these donations:

  • 2014: $8,050

Lobbyist freebies

Lobbyists have reported paying more than $1,900 for meals and other gifts for Broadrick. The big spender: Georgia Association of Manufacturers ($319).

  • 2012: $147
  • 2013: $242
  • 2014: $440
  • 2015: $824
  • 2016: $275

Committee days & travel expenses

When out of session, legislators may collect $173 per day plus mileage for committee meetings or other official business. Those living within 50 miles of the Capitol are taxed on these payments, originally intended to cover out-of-town members’ food and lodging.

  • 2013: $1,702 (7 days)
  • 2014: $1,969 (8 days)
  • 2015: $4,376 (18 days)

 Posted April 12, 2013; updated May 18, 2016

 

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