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

 

2006 Decisions

Steven Durham
vs.
"Holtzman for Governor" and "If C Wins You Loose."
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Steven Durham regarding alleged campaign and political finance  violations by "Holtzman for Governor" and "If C Wins You Lose". Case #OS2006-0004
Decision summary:  The Holtzman for Governor campaign committee violated Colorado's political campaigns law by receiving contributions.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Charles H. Bucknam
vs.
Victor Mitchell, Christopher Egan and Jean Egan
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Charles H. Bucknam regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Victor Mitchell, Christopher Egan and Jean Egan. Case #OS2006-0009
Decision summary:  The Egans did not make, and Mitchell did not accept or receive, an excess contribution. There has been no violation of Colo. Const. art. XXVIII, § 3(1).  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Carol Struble
vs.
Holly Williams

Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Carol Struble regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Holly Williams. Case #OS2006-0011
Decision summary:  Corrected order granting motion to dismiss and agency decision.   Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Kim Sayers
vs.
Jeanne Labuda
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Kim Sayers regarding alleged campaign and political finance violation by Jeanne Labuda. Case #OS2006-0015
Decision summary:  Jeanne Labuda did not violate Colo. Const. art. XXVIII, Section 3(8) in loaning herself $35,000 at no interest.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Elbert County Republican Executive Committee
vs.
James M. Bassett, Susan L. Hart, Gregory B. Lopes, AKA (Citizens for an Honest Elbert County
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Elbert County Republicans regarding alleged campaign and political violations by Citizens for an Honest Elbert County. Case #OS2006-0017
Decision summary:  Citizens for an Honest Elbert County failed to file contribution and expenditure reports. No fine imposed because the committee had not been afforded the opportunity to remedy the situation and did file all reports once clerk’s office transmitted information to the Secretary of State.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Charles H. Bucknam
vs.
Jack Hilbert and The Committee to Elect Jack Hilbert
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Charles H. Bucknam regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Jack Hilbert and the Committee to Elect Jack Hilbert. Case #OS2006-0019
Decision summary:  Committee violated FCPA by failing to make an accurate and timely report of a contribution.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Norman L. Brown
vs.
City of Littleton, Mayor Jim Taylor
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Norman L. Brown regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by the City of Littleton and Mayor Jim Taylor. Case #OS2006-0023
Decision summary:  The City of Littleton was in violation of the FCPA.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Aaron Fink
vs.
Trailhead Group, LLC
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Aaron Fink regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Trailhead Group. Case #OS2006-0026
Decision summary:  Order granting respondent’s motion for summary judgment.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Sharon Johnson
vs.
Committee to Elect Jeanne Labuda; LT Environmental, Inc.; and Unit Design Studio, PC.

Subject:  Alleged Campaign and Political Finance Violations of Article XXVIII, Section 3(4) - unlawful contribution from corporations to candidate. Case #OS2006-0028
Decision summary:  Order granting respondent’s motion for summary judgment.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Colorado Democratic Party
vs.
Committee to Elect Beverly Scanga
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by the Colorado Democratic Party regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by the Committee to Elect Beverly Scanga. Case #OS2006-0030
Decision summary:  The Committee to Elect Beverly Scanga violated Article XXVIII, section 3(10).  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Carl Ruch
vs.
Jim Matchett, Tony Lucas, and Gary Peterson
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Carl Ruch regarding alleged campaign and political finance violations by Jim Matchett, Tony Lucas and Gary Peterson. Case #OS2006-0033 &
OS2006-0034
Decision summary:  Respondents violated Article XXVIII, but did not fine for all violations since complaint was filed more than 180 days after occurrence of the violation.  Read agency decision (PDF).

 

Carl Ruch
vs.
Raymond Neal Pocock, Ernest J. Bergamo, Andrew Morris, Kenneth Tribbey
Subject:  In the matter of the complaint filed by Carl Ruch regarding alleged campaign and political violations by Raymond Neal Pocock, Ernest J. Bergamo, Andrew Morris and Kenneth Tribbey. Case #OS2006-0035
Decision summary:  Respondents acceptance of a flyer constituted a contribution.  Read agency decision (PDF).

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