Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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:
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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.”