Georgia Ethics Watchdogs is Georgia’s leading organization with the mission of holding local and state government entities and officials accountable to high ethical standards for the citizens of our state. We serve as a resource for the public and media to set and promote standards of ethical conduct for our political leaders and candidates. When necessary, we act as the party responsible for filing ethics complaints, open records requests, complaints of open meeting violations or other instruments of rules or law that are set for holding public officials and candidates accountable for wrong-doing.
In partnership with our affiliated “Georgia Ethics Watchdogs Education Fund”, we will train citizens to become effective government watchdogs at the level of government that they may be interested in holding accountable.
P.O. Box 8904, Atlanta, GA 31112
William Perry is the Top Dog at Georgia Ethics Watchdogs. He founded the organization in 2015 after serving almost five years as Executive Director of the public interest group Common Cause Georgia, as well as 22 years of experience working in government and campaigns, nonprofits and issue advocacy. Perry was the seven year Vice President of Child Development and Domestic Operations for Pearson Perry Household, Inc. (the stay-at-home dad industry) and credits the experience of raising children as the best possible training to prepare for dealing with politicians at all levels of government. Perry first gained political experience as a student leader at the University of Georgia, followed by several jobs under the mentorship of former Georgia Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Max Cleland.
William remains an extremely active co-parent with his former wife and he is often accompanied at political events by his son Max (11) and daughter Lila Tate (who boldly states she’s eight AND a half). He is a dart enthusiast and founder of the Atlanta Decatur Dart Association and a fanatic for all things related to the University of Georgia, from football to lectures to alumni activities (he’s the guy in red and black).
Georgia Ethics Watchdogs will be collaborating with Jim Walls and his website, AtlantaUnfiltered.com, to investigate the nooks and crannies of Georgia’s ethics and disclosure laws. He’ll be examining the loopholes that politicians and special interest groups use to avoid full disclosure of their financial and policy interests, as well as the enforcement shortcomings that let them get away with it.