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    Rep. Debra Bazemore (HD 63)


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    Debra L. Jones Bazemore (D-Riverdale)


    District 63 (Fulton County)


    Debra Bazemore

    Debra Bazemore

    Debra Bazemore filed her 2016 personal financial disclosure on July 18, nearly four months after it was due. When we called, she said she’d just learned it was overdue when the state ethics commission sent her a late notice.

    Bazemore said a campaign aide failed to file the disclosure as well as a campaign finance report that was due in February. “That’s the only reason you don’t have it,” she told us. The two filings cost her $250 in late fees.

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    Campaign website

    Born: 1957

    Political career

    • Elected to the House in 2016 after winning a primary runoff by 60 votes (51-49%).


    • Intragovernmental Coordination (2017 – )
    • Natural Resources & Environment  (2017 – )
    • State Planning & Community Affairs  (2017 – )


    • Retired.

    Business ownership interests

    • None disclosed.

    Other fiduciary positions

    • None disclosed.

    Real estate holdings

    • Personal residence in Fulton County valued at $57,000.

    Other investments

    • None disclosed.

    Payments from state agencies

    • None disclosed.

    Friends & family

    • Bazemore, as chair of South Fulton United, spearheaded the effort to call a referendum on incorporating south Fulton County as a municipality. The legislature approved the referendum to be held in November.
    • Bazemore has worked as a legislative aide to Sen. Donzella James.

    Campaign contributions

    Bazemore has raised more than $9,000 in political donations in 2016.

    • Reported cash on hand (July 2016): $405

    Top donors

    • $1,000 Felker Ward Jr., principal Pinnacle Investment Advisors LLC
    • $500 Jeff Lovejoy, The Rock, Ga., owner Lovejoy Termite & Pest Control
    • $500 Brad Lucas, Artlanta, Ga., entrepreneur

    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. Bazemore’s campaign has made no such donations.

    Updated Jan. 15, 2017





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