Saying she “no longer wants to be a distraction”, DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has resigned. WSB has the story:
Today, Boyer, who has spent 22 years in office, sat down exclusively with Channel 2’s Jodie Fleischer.
“It’s a very hard decision and I’m heartbroken and saddened, but I need to resign,” said Boyer.
Boyer had already paid back about half of those charges before the investigation and has since paid back the rest of the money.
She told Fleischer, “I’ve betrayed the people and I’ve abused my position of power, and so I feel like I need to do this and publicly acknowledge that I’m ending my position today as of 5 p.m.”
I’ve always had a good relationship with Commissioner Boyer and will say this is a sad end to her decades of service. We’ll update as additional information becomes available.