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State Representative Addresses Finance Complaint

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A recent complaint was made against District 119 State Representative Marcus Wiedower for accepting $15,000 in campaign donations during the State House session.  

 

The complaint was filed to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission by Bruce Menke, a voter in District 119.  

Menke:

"He had reported receiving campaign contributions during a period which each candidate is prohibited from accepting contributions and that is during the actual legislative session. And I thought that is a serious enough matter that it’s worth looking into"  

Wiedower responded to the complaint and said that all contributions were received and accepted before the legislative session started. However, due to an oversight, the date of deposit was used on the report rather than the date of receipt. Wiedower’s campaign committee has filed an amendment to cure this technical defect. 

Wiedower is currently running against Democrat Jonathan Wallace to maintain his seat as State Representative for District 119. 

Wiedower's statement:

"When a complaint is released to the media like this, it is usually just a political hit. That is all that is happening here. I take campaign compliance obligations seriously, and there was no violation of the Campaign Finance Act. In this case, all contributions were received and accepted before the legislative session started. Due to an oversight, when the campaign contribution disclosure report was prepared the date of deposit was used on the report rather than the date of receipt. The campaign committee has filed an amendment to cure this technical defect."