Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign Finance’




Parkinson gains support after release of jail death video

While San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson has taken considerable heat following the release of video footage of Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death, Parkinson’s reelection campaign has simultaneously been drawing numerous large donations from supporters. [Cal Coast Times] Over the... (Continue reading)

Who is buying Jimmy Paulding?

OPINION by GEORGE STRICKLIN Beginning March 6th, and running up to the June primary, candidates are required to file FPPC reports notifying the public of large political donations of $1000 or more given to a candidate. Such donations must be... (Continue reading)

California Democrats deadlock on top races, snub Feinstein

The California Democratic Party concluded its state convention over the weekend without endorsing longtime U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, nor a single candidate in the top four races on the ticket. According to party rules, a candidate must receive 60 percent... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Compton leads in race for campaign contributions

With two San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor seats up for grabs, the five candidates running are raking in cash, collecting endorsements and fervently campaigning. [Cal Coast Times] Campaign finance reports for the second half of 2017 show San... (Continue reading)

Holland family donates $50,000 to opponents of Parkinson and Dow

The family of the Atascadero man who died in San Luis Obispo County Jail after being strapped in a restraint chair for more than 46 hours has contributed $25,000 to the challenger in the county sheriff race and another $25,000... (Continue reading)

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)