Report: Thurmond skipped disclosures for 2 years

Jim Walls at says state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond hasn’t been taking care of his paperwork:

Thurmond, who’s running for the U.S. Senate, filed no financial disclosure forms with the State Ethics Commission in 2008 or 2009, a check of the commission’s online look-up shows. Elected officials in Georgia are required to report on basic details of their personal finances every year by July 1.

Since he’s leaving his state job, Thurmond is not required to file the form this year. A similar disclosure for the Senate campaign is due Tuesday.

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May 26th, 2010
7:55 pm

Go to Political Insider and read the WebSite: Michael Thurmond article and comments.

george byrd

May 26th, 2010
9:09 pm

This is all the fault of Thurmond’s assistant Charlie Schroder. He was supposed to handle these details and did not.

Politics as usual

May 27th, 2010
7:35 am

Have you ever noticed that every time a politician does not file the proper paperwork or “inadvertently” leaves out some importnat information, IT IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSES FAULT ! ! ! I guess he has been busy trying to keep his job as Labor Commissioner to get it done.


May 27th, 2010
9:33 am

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.