I need your advice…again

Yesterday, I asked y’all if it is illegal to use government funds to influence an election, and I want to thank those individuals who responded in the comments section or took the time to e-mail me personally.

About 30 minutes ago, I got off the phone with the State Ethics Commission (who took less than “3 weeks and 10 calls” to return my call) and they informed me that in order for them to look into whether Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards improperly used taxpayers’ dollars to influence the upcoming City of South Fulton referendum, I would have to file an ethics complaint against Commissioner Edwards. Without a complaint, their hands are tied (those are my words, not theirs).

And that’s where all of you come in.

I want to know what you guys think.

Should I file an ethics complaint against my county commissioner so that answers can be provided to my questions regarding the apparent use of public funds to influence the outcome of a pending referendum?

And FYI, in South Fulton, several “Vote No” signs have popped up including two in front of Edwards’ place of business & none of those signs meet the requirement that “All advertising pertaining to referendums shall identify the principal officer of such campaign committee by listing or stating the name and title of the principal officer.” [Source: State Ethics Commission Information Resource Manual, page 25]

8 comments

  1. Federalist says:

    file the complaint, let the commission sort everything else out. That is why they get paid isnt it?

  2. Harry says:

    It’s funny to see the black political class of Atlanta in a contest with the black political class of Fulton County – both trying to save their bacon.

  3. Trackboy1 says:

    Bill Edwards may be the most morally corrupt elected official in the state, and has been for years. He runs the So. Fulton Co. area like it’s his kingdom, and he fights dirty too. And every bad thing he said that would happen when Sandy Springs left never happened, but the wounds from his race baiting still lingers (Emma Darnell too).

  4. Federalist says:

    you must have forgotton about sonny perdue when coming up with a “most morally corrupt” elected official.

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