From Atlanta Unfiltered: Valarie Wilson for superintendent: Late, missing disclosures

Leaders in the public sector have plenty of public resources to promote their political views, accomplishments and experience. Often the public record holds much more: personal and campaign finance disclosures, expense reports, and business, tax and court filings. Here’s what they show:

Valarie D. Wilson
Democratic Candidate for State School Superintendent

Campaign website


Wilson’s Democratic opponent for state school superintendent left required information off her personal financial disclosures for 2010 and 2011. Wilson didn’t file a disclosure at all in 2012 and filed her 2014 disclosure, due in March, on July 13 after Atlanta Unfiltered contacted her campaign staff to ask where it was. A staffer indicated Wilson had tried to file the 2014 report twice previously but did not respond to telephone messages seeking more information.

As of July 2014, Wilson owed the state ethics commission $575 in late filing fees.

Read more about Valarie at Atlanta Unfiltered >> transparency project
Valarie Wilson for superintendent: Late, missing disclosures

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3 Responses to From Atlanta Unfiltered: Valarie Wilson for superintendent: Late, missing disclosures

  1. A vote for Valarie is a vote for Status Quo.

  2. Her having been the head of Fulton County’s Human Resources Office is a problem. Fulton county has big time Reverse Discrimination Hiring Issues. The county has over 45% white residents yet less then 20% white employees and does nothing to seek out white candidates.

  3. Stan Jester has posted an interesting piece on the state superintendent race >>

    Georgia State Superintendent (R) – Tuesday Election

    Georgia primary runoffs are tomorrow, Tuesday 7/22. Since the single largest appropriation in the state budget is education, let’s take a quick look at the two “Republicans” left in the Georgia State Superintendent race.

    Mike Buck and Richard Woods are both educators and were staunchly against Amendment 1, the charter school amendment.

    Richard Woods has softened his stance on charter schools and opposes Common Core.

    Mike Buck, the current State Superintendent’s Chief of Staff, defends Georgia education saying “You’ve heard a lot about the sins of education in Georgia. Just because you say it and repeat it … doesn’t necessarily make it so.”

    Mike Buck appeals to the voters who see Georgia doing a “great job”, is on the course to delivering a “world class education” and agree with him that the Georgia Department of Education needs more bureaucrats.

    (Stan has transcribed the closing statements Mike Buck gave at the 03/12/2014 Cherokee Georgia Superintendent Forum — available at the link to his post above)

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