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Senate candidate Diane Evans: Unpaid late fees


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

Diane Brack Evans (D-Avera)

District 23 (Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie, Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Screven & Warren counties)

Campaign website


Diane Evans owes $500 in late filing fees as of October 2014, according to the state ethics commission’s website.Diane Evans The commission does not routinely notify candidates that they owe late fees.

Political career

  • Ran for Senate in 2010 as a write-in candidate, winning just 7% of the vote.
  • Ran for House District 127 in a 2013 special election, finishing second with 43% in a runoff.
  • Faces incumbent Jesse Stone, a Republican, in the 2014 general election for state Senate.


  • Retired educator, having served as a certified school nutrition director and classroom teacher for twenty-five years.
  • Former city clerk of Wadley, Georgia.

Business ownership interests

  • UNDISCLOSED Diane B. Evans & Associates, a business that she listed in prior years’ disclosures.

Fiduciary positions

  • None disclosed.

Real estate holdings

  • Personal residence in Jefferson County valued at $100,000
  • Single-family home next door valued at $20,000
  • Three unimproved lots in Jefferson County totaling 35 acres valued at $124,000
  • Single-family home in Screven County valued at $43,000

Other investments

  • None disclosed.

Payments from state agencies

  • None disclosed.

Campaign contributions

Donors have given more than $25,000 to Evans’ campaigns since 2010. She loaned or donated an additional $14,100. The breakdown by election cycle:

  • 2010: $3,403
  • 2013: $7,532 (special election)
  • 2014: $14,730
  • Reported cash on hand (Oct. 2014): $2,456

Top donors

  • $1,700 Sen. Vincent Fort & other Democratic candidates
  • $2,000 Franklin Williams, consultant, Augusta, Ga.
  • $1,850 United Food and Commercial Workers
  • $1,000 Laborers’ International Union of North America

Posted by Jim Walls, Nov. 1, 2014





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One Response to “Senate candidate Diane Evans: Unpaid late fees”

  1. Cherise Miller says:

    If this lady can’t pay the $500 she owes, then I’d be afraid she’d walk off with a lot more money than that if she is elected to office. If I tried to get away with something like that, they would have me UNDER the jail. Why is there leniency with candidates and in-office officials? I say confiscate the credit cards, no more perks, cut their salaries and benefits, and if they spend money on government business, they can spend their own money and submit receipts for reimbursement, and these receipts should be severely scrutinized. I am sick of paying these people’s way. Have a blessed day.