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ATL District 1: Robert Welsh


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Leaders in the public sector have plenty of public resources to promote their political views, accomplishments and experience. Often much more can be found in the public record: personal and campaign finance disclosures, expense reports, and business, tax and court filings. Here’s what they show: 

Robert Zachary Welsh

Campaign website

Born: 1979

Robert Welsh

Robert Welsh

 Political career

Welsh, making his first run for office, is running for the District 1 seat on Atlanta City Council in the Nov. 5 general election. He faces incumbent Carla Smith and challenger Bill Powell, who’s filed no disclosures since January.


  • Budget manager, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Formerly worked as an analyst for the Georgia Senate Budget Office and for the private Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

Business ownership interests

  • None disclosed.

Other fiduciary positions

  • Board member, Peoplestown Revitalization Corp.

Real estate holdings

  • Personal residence valued at $72,000.

Other investments

  • None disclosed.

Friends and Family

Campaign contributions

Donors have given $5,589 in cash and $6,075 in goods and services to Welsh’s campaign. He’s also chipped in $600 of his own money.

  • Reported cash on hand (Oct. 25, 2013): $532

Posted Oct. 30, 2013





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