Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Responds to Verdict in Ethics Trial Related to Gov. Nathan Deal
Chairman DuBose Porter says Georgia taxpayers are forced to pay the price for Deal’s political gamesmanship
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter released the following statement in response to a Fulton County jury ordering the state to pay former ethics commission director Stacey Kalberman $700,000 for wrongful termination. Kalberman testified that she was forced out of her job after she called for an investigation into Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign.
“I’m afraid that this decision is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Chairman Porter. “Georgians are just now starting to get answers about the culture of political retribution from the Governor’s office. Unfortunately, this answer came with a $700,000 price tag that Georgia taxpayers are forced to pay all because Nathan Deal’s administration wouldn’t let the ethics commission do its job.”