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Back to The Data

Office of

Max Cleland


Total cost of 45 office trips: $77,995.73


Trips by Max Cleland
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $9,461.80

Destination: DELAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR STETSON UNIV. MODEL U.S. SENATE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 12, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $1,047.00
source

Destination: DELAND, FL
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: STETSON UNIVERSITY MODEL U.S. SENATE PROGRAM - SPEAKER
Date: Mar 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $219.78
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: International Paper Co
Purpose: ANNUAL BOARD MEETING DINNER
Date: Apr 4, 2000
Expense: $433.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: POST PROPERTIES
Purpose: HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLUB - PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 28, 2000
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, GA
Sponsor: Bill Heard Enterprises Inc
Purpose: CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - SPEAKER
Date: May 5, 2000
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER - AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS CONVENTION
Date: Jul 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,278.70
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: SOUTHEAST ECONOMIC ALLIANCE
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,328.49
source

Destination: DELAND, FL
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: STETSON UNIVERSITY MODEL U.S. SENATE - SPEAKER
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,254.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: APPEAR ON "THIS WEEK WITH SAN DONALDSON AND COKIE ROBERTS"
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,295.40
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Purpose: MAIN SPEAKER - GEORGIA MOTOR TRUCKING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $308.93
source

Destination: THOMASVILLE, GA
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JACKIE ROBINSON STATE HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET
Date: Feb 9, 2002
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: WARM SPRINGS, GA
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Co
Purpose: FDR ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, LITTLE WHITE HOUSE-KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 12, 2002
Expense: $759.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Max Cleland

Michael Andel
Daniel Barton
Krista Boyd
William Chapman
Ryan Dorfman
Adil Durrani
Eileen Fore
Hubert Howell
Wayne Howell
Marilouis Hudgins
Bill Johnstone
R Neal Martin
Simon Sargent
Jane Terry
Donni Turner
Andrew Vanlandingham
Charlotte Voorde



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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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