Eric Johnson releases 10 years of tax returns

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Eric Johnson on Wednesday released to the media 10 years worth of tax returns and called on his competitors to do the same.

Johnson joins Democrat Roy Barnes, who last month released 25 years of personal tax records, as the only candidates among the 14 running  to release such detailed financial information.

Johnson’s reports show that he and his wife had total gross income in 2009 of $121,613, down considerably from more than $300,000 in 2008. The couple earned nearly $2.4 million in the 10 years and paid taxes of more than $500,000.

Johnson is a former state senator and is an architect in Savannah, currently serving as director of business development for the firm of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung International.

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Dixon

June 9th, 2010
8:09 pm

WHO CARES? Eric Johnson is as likely to win the GOP primary as Sasquatch. Interesting that he made lots of $$$ while he was a state Senator but the cash dropped off once he quit.

[...] for governor Eric Johnson on Wednesday released 10 years’ worth of income tax returns. Writes my AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin: Johnson joins Democrat Roy Barnes, who last month released 25 years of personal tax records, as the [...]

John

June 10th, 2010
10:18 am

Agree with you Dixon. Waiting for Johnson to release any monies State of Georgia or governmental agencies may have paid to Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung International and Northpoint while he was a state Senator.

[...] GOP-Gov: Former State Senator Eric Johnson (R) has released 10 years worth of tax returns, and is challenging other gubernatorial hopefuls to do the same. Johnson follows Former Governor Roy Barnes (D), who released 25 years of returns several weeks ago. [...]

captainkudzu.blogspot.com

June 19th, 2010
10:15 pm

Maybe so but it also coincides with the economic crash. Lots of people made less money in 2009.