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Debt to a private bank for which Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was subsequently appointed receiver does not render candidate an “illegal holder of public funds.”

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1238686 , Decision Date: 2012-07-10 
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Mr. William Carruth, a candidate for State Senate, established residency requirements in the Senate District where he sought office.  Mr. Carruth’s debt to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), an appointed receiver for the private bank at which he originally incurred the debt, did not [..] Read More..

Deputy Registrar sanctioned for soliciting voter registration applications at a private nursing home facility without authorization.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 119672 , Decision Date: 2011-05-25 
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Respondent, the Deputy Registrar for Bulloch County, was issued a public reprimand and required to pay a civil penalty for soliciting voter registration applications at a private nursing home facility without prior authorization from the facility’s administrator.

Candidate’s membership on State Transportation Board did not disqualify him from running for State Senate.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1238687 , Decision Date: 2012-07-11 
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Neither the Georgia Constitution, nor state election law, prohibited Respondent, a member of the State Transportation Board (STB), from seeking office in Senate District 21.  The reimbursement Respondent received pursuant to STB Membership did not constitute “emoluments” that would disqualify him from candidacy.

Residency in Georgia for two years and residency in district for one year required.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 0829726 , Decision Date: 2008-07-10 
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Respondent was not qualified to be candidate for House District 80, because he did not meet his burden of proof to show he had been a citizen of the State of Georgia for two years and a resident of House District 80 for one year [..] Read More..

Non-Georgia resident may not run for state office.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 08995 , Decision Date: 2006-10-30 
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Respondent does not meet the residency requirements to qualify as a candidate for State Senate District 1. Respondent reported his cousin’s home address in Savannah as his own.  In rebuttal, three neighbors testified that they had never seen Respondent or his vehicle at the Savannah [..] Read More..

Homestead exemption only one factor in determining residency.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1136726 , Decision Date: 2011-07-12 
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Respondent met the minimum evidentiary burden to show that he had been a legal resident in the county where he sought a House District seat at least one year prior to the date of the election.  Respondent presented a lease agreement for a residence in [..] Read More..

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