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Election complaint filed against GOP candidate Kelly Sloop for failing to report contribution

Oct 12, 2020

For Immediate Release
Contact: Molly Woon
[email protected]
October 12, 2020

PORTLAND — The Democratic Party of Oregon filed an elections complaint today against Kelly Sloop, Republican candidate for State Representative for House District 37, and Metro SW PAC, a pro-Sloop political action committee. The complaint uncovers a major violation of campaign finance law: Sloop and Metro SW PAC are out of compliance with ORS 260.232, a state statute that ensures transparency in campaign finances.

“Voters in House District 37 reported receiving push polls and texts from an entity on behalf of Kelly Sloop’s campaign starting in early September,” said K.C. Hanson, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon. “However, Sloop’s campaign has not filed any transactions with the Secretary of State to account for this activity. This appears to be a clear violation of campaign finance disclosure, not to mention the basic demands of transparency.”

Today’s complaint was filed against Metro SW PAC; their treasurer, Lori L Piercy; and PAC directors, Julie Miller, Mark Cottle and Bart Dickson; as well as Kelly Sloop, Republican candidate for House District 37 and her PAC treasurer Natalie Newgard.