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Tlustos-Arnold, Quinby, Bejarana cleared in Fairview election complaint

Tamie Tlustos-Arnold and Ken Quinby, 2012 Fairview City Council candidates who recently won positions 6 and 2, were not required to establish a candidate committee for their campaign finance activity, an Oregon secretary of state’s letter states.

The letter, dated Dec. 28, 2012, came in response to an election complaint filed by former councilor Barbara Jones in October that the candidates each should have filed a Candidate's Statement of Organization.

“After reviewing responses from Ms. Tlustos-Arnold and Mr. Quinby, the Elections Division has determined that neither candidate was required to establish a candidate committee because they did not exceed $750 in contributions or expenditures in 2013,” the letter states.

Both candidates provided accounting of expenses for the filing of candidacy, voter pamphlet statements and in-kind contributions for the production and mailing of postcards, and other campaign expenditures.

The letter also stated that the videos made by Ed Bejarana, a business owner, and posting of the videos on an existing website belonging to the Fairview Business Association did not constitute an in-kind contribution.

The investigation of the complaint was closed.



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