DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer Resigns

August 25, 2014 17:03 pm

by Charlie · 4 comments

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.

 

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Jackster August 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I love a happy ending and all… but does this mean that the crazies outside of your immigration panel a few months back will be energized from a win?

gcp August 25, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Can we now get the other commissioners to resign also?

George Chidi August 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Thus, it begins.

NoTeabagging August 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

The running theme of “we didn’t know we needed receipts” is just ludicrous. Basic business practice and frankly anyone who has ever filed income taxes knows you keep receipts for personal and business purposes. Such excuses are totally unacceptable for anyone in public office. You have to be accountable for the money you spend with complete verification. t is also painfully obvious you don’t use county debit cards for personal purchases EVER.