Statements about Ethics

Jeff Mann has an ethics complaint against him alleging he used county workers for campaign work, which is an indictable offense.

The prosecution of state Sen. Don Balfour cost less than $100, excluding prosecutors’ salaries.

"Rather than prioritize and pass ethics reform measures to restore trust in state government, (Democrats) sat on their hands and did nothing" when they were the majority.

The Georgia Senate ethics resolution "doesn't define cap."

Georgia is one of three states that "effectively have no regulations whatsoever on lobbyists giving to legislators."

Says he was "exonerated in every single case" in 1990s ethics violations charges.

"Eleven states have enacted these pay-to-play reforms."

"Five members of [the Common Cause Georgia] board accepted maximum campaign contributions."

"[The state ethics commission] took absolutely the same percent of cuts as most other state agencies. … They were somewhere in the 7 percent range – same as the governor’s office."

A national organization says Georgia has one of America’s toughest ethics laws.

State House incumbent Jill Chambers, R-Atlanta, "personally profits from taxpayer money."

Darryl Hicks had seven ethics violations and didn't pay most of the fines.

"John Oxendine is under a state ethics investigation because he illegally funneled more than $120,000 to his campaign from shady insurance political action committees in Alabama."

“I have filed every disclosure that has ever been required.”

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