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House candidate Alan Cole (HD 80)

 

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Alan Marshall Cole (R-Brookhaven)

 

District 80 (DeKalb & Fulton counties)

 

Alan Cole

Alan Cole

Alan Cole has not disclosed ownership of three limited liability companies that are the actual owners of rental homes that he lists on his personal financial disclosure. They are: Ashwoody Leonard LLC, Fancher LLC and The Harts Mill Barn LLC. Each one lists Cole’s home address as its principal office address in filings with the Georgia secretary of state.

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Political career

  • Finished third with 19% in a 2012 race for a seat on the Brookhaven City Council.
  • Polled 36% in the May 2016 Republican primary for House District 80; faces Meagan Hanson in July 26 runoff.

Employment

  • Retired.

Business ownership interests

  • CFO & COO, Old But Solid Inc., real estate.
  • UNDISCLOSED: Owner, Ashwoody Leonard LLC.
  • UNDISCLOSED: Owner, Fancher LLC.
  • UNDISCLOSED: Owner, The Harts Mill Barn LLC.

Other fiduciary positions

  • None disclosed.

Real estate holdings

  • Personal residence in Brookhaven valued at $265,000.
  • Four rental homes in Brookhaven, valued between $325,000 and $402,000.

Other investments

  • None disclosed.

Payments from state agencies

  • None disclosed.

Campaign contributions

Cole has raised more than $8,000 in political donations since 2012. He also put $20,000 of his own money into his 2012 race and more than $48,000 in 2016.

  • 2012: $2,090
  • 2016: $6,875
  • Reported cash on hand (July 2016): $2,547

Top donors

  • $5,000 Skip Henderson and Michael Montgomery of Cotton Gin LLC, Brookshire, Texas
  • $1,000 John Blend III, chair Goshen Valley Boys Ranch

Campaign selfies

Cole’s loans to his campaign include about $1,150 that — because of the very specific amounts — appear instead to be in-kind expenditures. If they are, the campaign should report the purpose and end recipient of the spending, as required by state law.

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. Cole’s campaign has made no such donations.

 Posted July 21, 2016

 

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