Trick or Treat? Another Legislator Violates Campaign Finance Laws
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trick or treat? Sitting Representative and candidate for re-election Mike McLachlan is hoping to trick Colorado voters into giving him a treat for his flouting of campaign finance law.
Rep. McLachlan illegally and erroneously reported contributions from LLCs in three separate reports during June and July 2014. McLachlan is the last man standing from the recall efforts in 2013.
His continued arrogance, seeming to think he is above the law, makes it very clear why he was in the crosshairs of the recall movement.
“This isn’t about guns or any other issue. The bottom line is we deserve better from our Representatives. We should expect them to know, understand, and obey the laws they foist upon the rest of Colorado,” said Matt Arnold, Director of Campaign Integrity Watchdog.
Mr. Arnold continued, “As has been the case with far too many other elected officials in Colorado, our Representatives and Senators create hoops that everyone else must jump through (or else!) while expecting to skate on by ignoring the very laws they create. No more. Being an elected official means being held to a higher standard of integrity. Accountability is key to a representative government.”
Campaign Integrity Watchdog is a non-partisan organization who has taken both sitting legislators and candidates to task on both sides of the aisle. Earlier this year, CIW won a nearly $10,000 judgment against an organization formed by Republican State Representative Bob Gardner, who also defended (and lost) the case in court. CIW also forced two Democratic legislative candidates and a sitting State Senator to amend their reports or return their contributions illegally accepted from lobbyists during the legislative session.
The court date is set for 13 November 2014 in the Office of Administrative Courts, Denver.
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