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    Rep. Darryl Jordan (HD 77)

     

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    Darryl Wiggins Jordan (D-Riverdale)

     

    District 77 (Clayton County)

     

    Darryl Jordan

    Darryl Jordan

    Rep. Darryl Jordan’s most generous single campaign donor is the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, which his given him $10,800 since 2000. However, reflecting his long tenure on the House Banking Committee, Jordan has collected more from banking interests, which have donated $15,700 over the years. Title-pawn and other subprime lenders have kicked in almost $6,000 more.

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    Voting record

    Born: 1953

    Political career

    • Elected to the House in 2000, 54-46%, unseating 26-year incumbent Jimmy Benefield in the Democratic primary.
    • Re-elected seven times, generally without opposition or winning primaries by 56% or more.
    • Polled 47% in the May 2016 Democratic primary; lost a runoff 54-47% to challenger Rhonda Burnough.

    Committee assignments

    • Banks & Banking (2003 – present)
    • Budget & Fiscal Affairs Oversight (2011 – present)
    • Motor Vehicles (2013 –  present)
    • Transportation (2005 – present)
    • Children & Youth (2001 – 2002)
    • Education (2001 – 2010)
    • Game, Fish, & Parks (2001 – 2002)
    • Regulated Industries (2003 – 2004)

    Employment

    • Retired teacher, Henry County school district.

    Business ownership interests

    • None disclosed.

    Other fiduciary positions

    • None disclosed.

    Real estate holdings

    • Personal residence in Riverdale valued at $79,000.
    • Rental home in McDonough valued at $68,000.

    Other investments

    • None disclosed.

    Payments from state agencies

    • None disclosed.

    Campaign contributions

    Jordan has raised more than $124,000 in political donations since 2000. The breakdown by election cycle:

    • 2000: $9,761
    • 2001-02: $8,325
    • 2003-04: $13,025
    • 2005-06: $9,250
    • 2007-08: $5,350
    • 2009-10: $14,250
    • 2011-12: $19,350
    • 2013-14: $10,200
    • 2015-16: $45,750
    • Reported cash on hand (July 2016): $9,148

    Top donors

    • $17,351 Former House Speaker Terry Coleman & other Democratic lawmakers
    • $10,800 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • $5,200 Georgia Association of Realtors
    • $4,700 Georgia Optometric Association
    • $3,750 Georgia Credit Union League
    • $3,150 Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
    • $2,950 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia
    • $2,800 Georgia Association of Educators
    • $2,750 Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia
    • $2,700 Georgia Automobile Dealers Association
    • $2,550 Georgia Bankers Association

    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. Jordan’s campaign made these donations:

    • 2002: $800
    • 2003-04: $1,050
    • 2005-06: $250
    • 2007-08: $1,900
    • 2009-10: $550
    • 2011-12: $600
    • 2013-14: $750
    Lobbyist freebies

    Since 2006, lobbyists have reported paying more than $4,000 for meals and other gifts for Jordan. The big spenders:
    • $2,287 Georgia Power Co. (including $2,070 in basketball tickets)
    • $548 AGL Resources (Atlanta Gas Light)
    • $478 Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia

    Committee days & travel expenses

    When out of session, legislators may collect $173 per day plus mileage for committee meetings or other official business. (Per diem was $127 until 2007.) Those living within 50 miles of the Capitol are taxed on these payments, originally intended to cover out-of-town members’ food and lodging.

    • 2001: $1,099 (8 days)
    • 2002: $1,397 (10 days)
    • 2003: $2,795 (20 days)
    • 2004: $1,827 (13 days)
    • 2005: $3,256 (23 days)
    • 2006: $2,181 (15 days)
    • 2007: $3,727 (20 days)
    • 2008: $3,730 (19 days)
      2009: $3,541 (19 days)
    • 2010: $2,869 (15 days)
      2011: $2,225 (12 days)
    • 2012: $2,334 (12 days)
    • 2013: $1,723 (9 days)
    • 2014: $2,289 (12 days)
    • 2015: $2,168 (11 days)

     Updated July 27, 2016

     

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