(WJBF) – A Georgia lawmaker from the Augusta area has been fined by the state ethics commission for campaign finance violations.
Representative Earnest Smith has agreed to pay $8000 for violating campaign finance laws more than 90 times.
The Campaign Finance Commission says Smith failed to report dozens of campaign contributions and expenses.
Smith ran for re-election this year, but lost in the Democratic Primary to Sheila Clark-Nelson.
She will take office next month.