Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign Finance’




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Marx and Democratic consultant fined for campaign violations

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo City attorney announced Friday that the city has levied fines against both former mayor Jan Marx and County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Cory Black for violating city campaign finance laws. Marx is required to... (Continue reading)

Jan Marx accused of breaking SLO campaign finance law

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A campaign finance complaint was filed against former San Luis Obispo mayor Jan Marx over multiple violations of campaign contribution laws she helped put in place. And while allegedly breaking election finance rules, Marx lectured her opponent... (Continue reading)

California Democrat Party considering financial disclosure rules

In response to a controversy involving one of its leaders, the California Democratic Party is considering a new rule that would require its officials to disclose any compensation they receive in exchange for advocating for a statewide ballot measure or... (Continue reading)

Carpenter leads during latest fundraising period

By KAREN VELIE Despite San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill allegedly using access to his office to pressure developers to donate money to his campaign, during the latest reporting period his opponent Dan Carpenter raised significantly more money than... (Continue reading)

Builders say Supervisor Hill made threats over campaign support

By KAREN VELIE In what is being described as a pay to play demand, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is alleged to have barred access and threatened financial harm to members of the Home Builders Association of the... (Continue reading)

Local philanthropist donates $20,000 to Carpenter campaign

Open letter from Dan Carpenter I’m pleased to announce my campaign for 3rd District Supervisor has received a major contribution, $20,000, from B. Wayne Hughes Jr., an 18-year resident of San Luis Obispo County. I’m proud to have earned the... (Continue reading)

SLO County accused of using taxpayer money to push sales tax

A pair of taxpayers associations have filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) alleging San Luis Obispo County and the county’s regional transportation agency illegally used taxpayer dollars to promote a sales tax initiative on the... (Continue reading)

Ortiz-Legg leads Cunningham in fundraising battle

Boosted by heavy backing from the California Democratic Party seeking a super majority, 35th District Assembly candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg has raised in excess of $150,000 more than Republican challenger Jordan Cunningham this year. As of Sept. 24, Ortiz-Legg has raised... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s city fundraising races take shape

San Luis Obispo businessman Aaron Gomez and SLO architect Andy Pease are the countywide leaders in fundraising among candidates for city office. Gomez and Pease lead a pack of six candidates who are vying for two open seats on the... (Continue reading)

Peschong takes countywide fundraising lead

Despite being the last person to enter the 2016 San Luis Obispo County supervisor races, political consultant John Peschong has raised more money than all other candidates. Peschong, the front runner in the District 1 race, has raised nearly five... (Continue reading)



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