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Rep. Howard Maxwell (HD 17)

Rep. Howard Maxwell (HD 17)
May 7, 2013 --

When he wasn’t riding his Harley, Maxwell, an Allstate insurance agent, has chaired the Audits, Retirement and Regulated Industries committees in the House. His service since 2005 on the Insurance Committee, though, has attracted the lion’s share of his political donations. Neary half of the $250,000 raised over the years by his campaign committee has come from insurance and health-care interests.

Collectively, Maxwell’s fellow board members at Georgia Heritage Bank top his donor list from other interests. A 2009 federal cease and desist order accused the Dallas, Ga.-based community bank of employing risky lending practices under lax board supervision.