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Rep.-elect William Boddie (HD 62): $47K in tax liens


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William Kenneth Boddie Jr.

(D-East Point)


District 62 (Fulton & Douglas counties)


William Boddie

William Boddie

Voters in House District 62 can choose between two runoff candidates with substantial federal tax debts. The IRS last year filed a $32,610 lien against William Boddie for seven years of unpaid taxes dating back to 2006. In February 2016, the Georgia Department of Revenue filed an income tax lien of its own for $15,043. Georgia’s Constitution bars tax delinquents from holding state office unless the debt is contested or subject to a payment plan.

Boddie, in an interview, said he is taking care of the debts under an approved payment plan and hopes to pay it all off this year. He blamed the matter on a payroll system at his law firm that was “not quite working.”

Legislative website

Campaign website

Political career

  • Won the 2016 primary runoff, 63-37%, for House District 62; faces no opposition in November.


  • Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight (2017 – )
  • Judiciary Non-Civil (2017 – )
  • Small Business Development (2017 – )


  • Attorney, self-employed.

Business ownership interests

  • Managing partner, The Boddie McKnight Law Firm PC.

Other fiduciary positions

  • None disclosed.

Real estate holdings

  • None disclosed.

Other investments

  • None disclosed.

Payments from state agencies

  • None disclosed.

Campaign contributions

Boddie has raised more than $82,000 in political donations. He also put $10,350 of his own funds into the campaign.

  • Reported cash on hand (Oct. 2016): $25,879

Top donors

  • $1,150 Rep. Ronnie Mabra & other Democratic lawmakers
  • $3,700 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • $2,700 The Boddie McKnight Law Firm & partner Melaniece McKnight
  • $2,500 BEPC LLC (Building Envelope Performance Consultants), Johns Creek, Ga.
  • $1,750 Council & Associates, Atlanta, Ga., law firm
  • $1,500 Jason Battle, Orlando, Fla., orthodontist
  • $1,500 Jarrod Young Burch, McDonough, Ga., teacher Saint Leo University
  • $1,500 Mite Services, Johns Creek, Ga. (in-kind)

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. Boddie’s campaign has made no such donations.

 Updated Jan. 15, 2017





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