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Portland Mercury: Dozono stripped of public financing

Posted by on March 20th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

This just in from Amy Ruiz at the Portland Mercury… Mayoral candidate Sho Dozono has been stripped of public financing. Dozono is the only real challenger to Sam Adams and he has said he would drop out of the race without public funds.

A brief snippet of the ruling is below:

Presiding State Administrative Law Judge David Gerstenfeld has overturned the decision of the City Auditor to certify Mayoral Candidate Sho Dozono, making him ineligible for $161,171 in public funds to finance his campaign. At issue was a poll conducted in December 2007. In Gerstenfeld’s Final Order, the Finding of Law is that “Dozono received in-kind contributions in excess of the applicable limit for candidates seeking certification to receive public campaign financing.”

Read the full story on the Portland Mercury blog.

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  • DJ Hurricane March 20, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Awesome. Amy Ruiz writes, \”Now, I’m not lawyer,\” and then proceeds to provide an intrepid brief on the obvious intuitiveness of the statutory interpretation. Nice work.

    And the right ruling.

    Also, I\’m sure, not much of a blow to such a pro-corporate candidate. The Business Alliance will surely come to Sho\’s aid.

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  • toddistic March 21, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Still some great negative PR for our great mayor\’s endorsement.

    I was just discussing this with a co-worker and we were confused how Sam Adams, our commissioner is more prominent than our own mayor who we hardly ever hear a peap from.

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