Friday, October 31, 2008

3rd Quarter Campaign Contributions in Guilford County are Online Check Out The Money

The 3rd Quarter campaign contributions for all the candidates in races in Guilford County are online for all to see. CLICKHERE .

Some observations is that there are certain North Carolina General Statutes that the treasurers on these campaign committees need to abide by and looking at some of these returns it seems that 2 of the Guilford County Commissioners at large candidates committees need to go back to the drawing board on showing transparency on their campaign forms.Below is the actual North Carolina General Statute and looking at their returns it seems that Paul Gibson who is his own treasurer needs to fill out the forms completely. Larry Proctor's treasurer William Depriest was in never never land filling out the forms. There will be a call made to the Guilford County Board of Elections on these and other campaign forms not filled out right or completely. Time for a change in Guilford County and filling out the proper campaign forms is a start in the right direction in transparency in local government.

§ 163‑278.11. Contents of treasurer’s statement of receipts and expenditures.
(a) Statements filed pursuant to provisions of this Article shall set forth the following:
(1) Contributions. – Except as provided in subsection (a1) of this section, a list of all contributions received by or on behalf of a candidate, political committee, or referendum committee. The statement shall list the name and complete mailing address of each contributor, the amount contributed, the principal occupation of the contributor, and the date such contribution was received. The total sum of all contributions to date shall be plainly exhibited. Forms for required reports shall be prescribed by the Board. As used in this section, “principal occupation of the contributor” means the contributor’s:
a. Job title or profession; and
b. Employer’s name or employer’s specific field of business activity


Triad Forum said...

Good post... that is interesting to see.

Roch101 said...

I assume you are referring to the preponderance of contributions where job/employer are blank?

triadwatch said...

Triad Forum , thanks for posting and Roch you are correct, the same treasurer for Larry Proctor is also Billy Yow's treasurer and his campaign forms were pitiful.

I will be writing a letter to the Guilford County Board of Elections to make these campaign committees clean up their forms.

Larry Proctor's has way too many blanks and it is time that someone holds these people accountable.

On a state level it will be time to change some aspects of this general statute and take out the either + or on employer and job description to be both.