World Fiber Technologies Builds a Network in the Statehouse

Recently I wrote an article on GDOT preferring to contract with local talent to build the HOT system on I-85 through Gwinnett County. To achieve good relations with state government officials and politicians, World Fiber Technologies has given campaign money to some members of the Georgia State Senate Transportation Committee.

Here is a roster of state senators and state senator candidates plus a house representative, who received campaign contributions from World Fiber Technologies as documented by the Georgia State Ethics Commission:

Cash Campaign Contributions by World Fiber Technologies
to State Representatives and Senators or the
Candidates There of

Candidates’ Oganizations and Names Contributor’s Name PAC Affiliation /
Occupation / Employer
Received /
Type /
Election
Cash
Amount
Jill Chambers for State House, Jill Chambers World Fiber Tech Inc
4070 Nine McFarland Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004
  09/23/2010
Monetary
General
2010
$1,000.00
Comm. To Elect Jeff Mullis Ga. St. Sen.,
Jeff E. Mullis
World Fiber Tech Inc
4070 Nine McFarland Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Business
07/13/2010
Monetary
General
2010
$1,000.00
Friends of Judson Hill,
Judson H. Hill
World Fiber Tech Inc
4070 Nine McFarland Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004
  06/21/2010
Monetary
Primary
2010
$1,000.00
Belle Isle for Senate,
David C Belle Isle
World Fiber Tech Inc
4070 Nine McFarland Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004
  06/07/2010
Monetary
Primary
2010
$1,000.00
Beach for Senate
Brandon L Beach, Brandon L. Beach
World Fiber Tech Inc
4070 Nine McFarland Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004
 

08/03/2010
Monetary
Run-Off Primary
2010

$1,000.00

The Chairman of the State Senate Transportation Committee, Mr. Jeff Mullis has also received donations in total of $2500.00 from Pittman Construction over 4 years. Pittman specializes in highway construction. So if any major modifications are needed for use in tollway infra-structure then the synergy of World Fiber and Pittman would be an excellent to motivating the transportation committee in certain policy directions- more toll roads! Pittman has contributed cash to the campaigns of several other state level politicians too numerous to mention here. Mr. Brandon Beach and David Belle Isle were opponents in the Republican primary for the state senate seat to represent the district covering the Roswell/Alpharetta area, which happens to be the home of World Fiber Technologies. Apparently World Fiber changed horses when it appeared that Mr. Beach was the stronger candidate.

By the way, Judson Hill serves on the Georgia Transportation Committee in the State Senate. As for Jill Chambers, she serves in the House on Appropriations and as Chairman on MARTOC, the committee overseas MARTA’s operations. I point these people out so that you, the driver, will know who to blame or praise when your toll road fees are starting to bleed you dry. I am hoping alternatives to toll roads are thought out so that the state does not heavily rely on toll fees to fund the budget. Why has not the fuel tax been raised? I think a nickel more in fuel tax would be more effective than draining the public through road use fees. The temptation is just too great to privatize the road system, once road use fees become common.

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About nototollingga

I'm an activist trying to warn Georgians about the tolling of Georgia highways that Georgia citizens had already paid for.
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