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
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