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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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