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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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