…Today, I filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission asking for an investigation into whether Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards violated the state Ethics in Government Act by failing to register his campaign committee, using commonly accepted Fulton County logos on literature advocating against the creation of the City of South Fulton, and failing to disclose who paid for anti-city hood information currently being distributed from his office.
“Having voted for Commissioner Edwards in the past, I regret having to file this ethics complaint. However, I have observed actions and activities, in regards to the pending City of South Fulton referendum, that have led me to believe that provisions of the state Ethics in Government Act were violated by my county commissioner.
In filing the complaint, I requested that the State Ethics Commission investigate whether there is any merit to my findings, and also asked the state ethics officials to take swift action if it is indeed found that Commissioner Edwards violated Georgia’s ethics laws.
I believe that as residents of unincorporated South Fulton County head to the polls to determine if their destiny is to incorporate as the City of South Fulton, the highest standards of ethics need to be maintained, so that whatever the outcome of the South Fulton City referendum is, voters feel comfortable with their decision.”
This was cross-posted at Georgia Politics Unfiltered.