Report – Commissioner Boyer resigns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 25, 2014
Commissioner Elaine Boyer has resigned from the DeKalb County Commission. Photo obtained via http://www.commissionerboyer.com/

Commissioner Elaine Boyer has resigned from the DeKalb County Commission. Photo obtained via http://www.commissionerboyer.com/

An embattled DeKalb County Commissioner is stepping down from her post.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that District 1 DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has resigned, effective 5 pm today. Boyer’s resignation comes after federal investigators began probing purchases she made with her county-issued card, spurred by an investigative series published in the AJC.

Boyer reportedly said, “I’ve betrayed the people and I’ve abused my position of power.”

To read the full story in the AJC, click here.

Boyer represented DeKalb County Commission District 1. She’s the commission’s only Republican member and her district includes northern DeKalb County.

Interim CEO Lee May released the following statements after Boyer announced her resignation. He said, “Recent news stories notwithstanding, Elaine Boyer has faithfully served the constituents of District 1 and DeKalb County for over 20 years.  It is my sincere hope that her resignation will allow the healing process to begin and open the door for a new voice on the Board of Commissioners.  I wish her the best.”

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