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    Rep.-elect David Dreyer (HD 59)

     

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    David Norman Dreyer (D-Atlanta)

     

    District 59 (Fulton County)

     

    David Dreyer

    David Dreyer

    Lawyers make up the largest bloc of donors by far for David Dreyer, an attorney specializing in commercial litigation at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. They’ve given him more than $122,000, or more than half of all his campaign contributions. He needed it in the race for House District 59, perhaps the most expensive Georgia House race so far in 2016, with the three candidates collecting more than $446,000 in contributions through late July.

    Campaign website

    Political career

    • Elected to the House in 2016 after winning a Democratic primary runoff, 55-45%, over labor activist Janine Brown.

    Committees

    • Higher Education (2017 – )
    • Judiciary (2017 – )
    • Science and Technology (2017 – )

    Employment

    • Attorney, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry P.C.

    Business ownership interests

    • Spouse: TrailMonkeez LLC.

    Other fiduciary positions

    • President, Grant Park Conservancy.

    Real estate holdings

    • Personal residence in Atlanta valued at $229,000.

    Other investments

    • None disclosed.

    Payments from state agencies

    • None disclosed.

    Campaign contributions

    Dreyer has raised more than $216,000 in political donations. He’s also put $5,894 of his own money into his campaign.

    • Reported cash on hand (Oct. 2016): $22,227

    Top donors

    • $7,800 Matt Gove & family, chief consumer officer Piedmont Healthcare & Dreyer’s campaign treasurer
    • $6,400 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association leadership
    • $6,175 attorneys at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP
    • $4,800 attorneys & others at Chamberlin, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
    • $4,o00 Rob Smith, Atlanta, Ga., real estate broker
    • $3,900 Red Clay Democrats PAC
    • $3,900 Seth Ryan, managing partner, eHire LLC
    • $3,900 Quinton Washington, Atlanta, Ga., attorney
    • $4,025 attorneys at Dentons US / McKenna Long Aldridge LLP
    • $3,000 Holly Geerdes, Atlanta, Ga., attorney

    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. Dreyer’s campaign has made no such donations.

    Updated Jan. 15, 2017

     

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