The George C Simkins Jr. Memorial Political Action Committee 3rd Quarter reports reveals a relationship that behind the scenes has been talked about but now is there for all to see .
To see the 3rd quarter report click on the title above or CLICKHERE , then click on the Simkins PAC then proceed to the report.
The treasurer for the Simkins PAC is non other than Melvin "Skip" Alston Guilford County Commissioner as reported in TRIADWATCH, Mr. Alston needs to understand North Carolina Laws and how they work in regards to campaign contributions.
If you can see the 3rd quarter report it shows that Action Greensboro gave $5,000 to the Simkins PAC.
Action Greensboro is a member of the
Greensboro Partnership, and is united
with Greensboro Economic Development
Alliance and the Greensboro
Chamber of Commerce to form
a more powerful, unified voice
for economic development, urban
livability, and business growth.
Under North Carolina General Statute
§ 163‑278.19. Violations by corporations, business entities, labor unions, professional associations and insurance companies.
(a) Except as provided in subsections (a2), (b), (d), (e), (f), and (g) of this section it shall be unlawful for any corporation, business entity, labor union, professional association or insurance company directly or indirectly:
(1) To make any contribution to a candidate or political committee or to make any expenditure to support or oppose the nomination or election of a clearly identified candidate;
(2) To pay or use or offer, consent or agree to pay or use any of its money or property for any contribution to a candidate or political committee or for any expenditure to support or oppose the nomination or election of a clearly identified candidate; or
(3) To compensate, reimburse, or indemnify any person or individual for money or property so used or for any contribution or expenditure so made
The Action Greensboro $5,000 contribution to the Simkins PAC was reported under line 6 which is contributions from indviduals. Please explain how Action Greensboro is a contribution from a indvidual? It is also illegal for a professional association, corporation or business entity to contribute to a political committee. Please explain how Action Greensboro gave $5,000 to the Simkins PAC?Action Greensboro is a 501c-3 organization, can a not for-profit organization give to a PAC?It is also a limit of $4,000 to give to a North Carolina registered PAC, How can Action Greensboro give $5,000. These are the questions that need to get answered.
TRIADWATCH will be sending a letter to the North Carolina Board of Election on this issue and to see the legalities of this contribution to this Political Action Committee.
This cozy relationship between 2 powerbrokers in Guilford County has been talked about for a long time but to see Action Greensboro give money to the Simkins PAC either by mistake or out in the open for everyone to see, shows all the citizens of Guilford County the foxes who are guarding the hen house.
3 other post on this issue
Hogg's Blog CLICKHERE
Billy the Blogging Poet CLICKHERE
A letter has been sent to the North Carolina Board of Elections on 11-14-08 to answer questions on this questionable contribution of Action Greensboro to the Simkins PAC.