Campaign Finance Complaint Decisions

Decisions from the Office of Administrative Courts issued in campaign finance complaint cases.


Contents
2007 - present decisions

2006 decisions
2005 decisions
2004 decisions
2003 decisions
2002 decisions

 

2005 Decisions

Manolo Gonzales-Estay
vs.
Public Service Company of Colorado D/B/A/ Xcel Energy
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Manolo Gonzales-Estay regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Public Service Company of Colorado D/B/A Xcel Energy. Case #OS2005-0001
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Wayne Rutt and Paul Marrick
vs.
Poudre Education Association, Colorado Education Association and Poudre School District
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Wayne Rutt and Paul Marrick regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Poudre Education Association, Colorado Education Association, and Poudre School District.
Case #OS2005-0003
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).  Corrected agency decision is deemed issues on June 29, 2005.  Read order regarding clerical mistake (PDF).

 

Harold L. Weisberg
vs.
Fred Neal, Carl Buhr, and Earl Scopel
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Harold L. Weisberg regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Fred Neal, Carol Buhr, and Earl Schopel. Case #OS2005-0005
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Leland Gilbert
vs.
Alliance for Colorado Families
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Leland Gilbert regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Alliance for Colorado Families. Case #OS2005-0006
Decision summary:  ACF fined $36,000 for the violation of Colo. Const. art XXVIII, Section 3(5) as set forth above.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Justus Reed Drake and Joe Hall
vs.
Estes Park Citizens
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Justus Reed Drake and Joe Hall regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Estes Park Citizens for Repesentative Government, Maureen "Dee" Pritchard, Kenneth Coleman, Richard H. Clark and Dewey Shanks. Case #OS2005-0007
Decision summary:  EPCRG failed to comply with the reporting requirements of 1-45-108 (6), C.R.S.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Stephen Fish
vs.
William H. Kain
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Stephen Fish Regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by William H. Kain. Case #OS2005-0009
Decision summary:  Kain violated § 1-45-108(3), C.R.S. (2004) when he failed to register the Committee prior to accepting a contribution on October 29, 2004.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Stephen Fish
vs.
The Daily Sentinel and Pete Hautzinger
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Stephen Fish regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by The Daily Sentinel and Pete Hautzinger. Case #OS2005-0012
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

David Harwood
vs.
Parents Alliance for Choice in Education
Subject:  David Harwood Regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Parents Alliance for Choice in Education. Case #OS2005-0014
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Charles Bucknam
vs.
Mike May, Arch Coal, Inc., and Greenberg, Traurig, Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen & Quentel, P.A. State Political Committee
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Charles Bucknam Regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations Mike May, Arch Coal, Inc., and Greenberg, Traurig, Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen & Quentel, P.A. State Political Committee. Case #OS2005-0019
Decision summary:  Representative May failed to comply with the reporting requirements of § 1-45-108(1)(a)(II), C.R.S.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Richard Evans
vs.
Independence Institute and Vote No; It’s Your Dough
Subject:  This matter is before the Office of Administrative Courts ("OAC") on the complaint of Richard Evans ("Complainant") against the Independence Institute ("Institute") and Vote No: It’s Your Dough ("Vote No" or "Committee"). Case #OS2005-0020
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Marian L. Olson
vs.
City of Golden and the Golden City Counsel
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Marian L. Olson Regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by the City of Golden and the Golden City Counsel. Case #OS2005-0021
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Bill Smith on behalf of the Lakewood T Party
vs.
City of Lakewood Mayor Steve Burkholder, City Manager Mike Rock, and Councilman Bob Murphy
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Bill Smith regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Mayor Steve Burkholder, City Manager Mike Rock, and Councilman Bob Murphy. Case #OS2005-0026
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Lane Mills
vs.
Tom Turner, Community Options, Inc.
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Lane Mills regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Community Options, Inc. Case #OS2005-0027
Decision summary:  Complaint dismissed.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Audra Fatur
vs.
AFSCME Council 76
Subject:  This matter is before the Office of Administrative Courts on the complaint of Audra Fatur against AFSCME Council 76. Case #OS2005-0030
Decision summary:  Respondent failed to comply with the requirements of Article XXVIII, § 3(4)(a) and § 5 (1) and (2).  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Jeff Tippett
vs.
Town of Snowmass Village
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Jeff Tippett regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by the Town of Snowmass Village. Case #OS2005-0032
Decision summary:  Respondent violated FCPA by expending public funds to produce and air a video representing only the positive aspects of a proposed ballot measure.  Read agency decision (PDF).

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