October 26, 2010 Commission Meeting
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Meeting of October 26, 2010, 12:30 p.m. (time subject to change)
Commission Office, 45 Memorial Circle, 2nd Floor, Augusta, Maine
1. Request by Gayle Green concerning Elizabeth Mitchell
Gayle Green of Windsor requests that the Commission consider whether 2010 gubernatorial candidate Elizabeth Mitchell has violated the Code of Fair Campaign Practices because of the content of her campaign’s first television advertisement. Ms. Green also questions whether the advertisement was closed-captioned. Staff recommendation: the staff recommends that you take no action on the request.
2. Request by Maine Republican Party concerning Robert Sezak
The Maine Republican Party complains that House candidate Robert Sezak has used his bookstore to promote his election. Staff recommendation: the staff recommends that you take no action on the request.
3. Request by Shelley Sylvester concerning Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown, the Register of Deeds for Aroostook County, filed a sworn statement with her registration form that she would not make expenditures for her campaign. The statement exempts the candidate from the duties of filing campaign finance reports and appointing a treasurer. Ms. Brown subsequently made two campaign expenditures before revoking the statement on October 21, 2010. Staff recommendation: the staff recommends assessing a penalty of $59.40 against Ms. Brown for making campaign expenditures before revoking the exemption statement.
4. Request by Maine Democratic Party concerning Republican State Leadership Committee
The Maine Democratic Party has filed a request that the Commission consider whether the Republican State Leadership Committee has filed an independent expenditure report late.