A confidential source has provided us with a copy of an ethics complaint filed against Christine Triebsch, Democratic candidate in the special election runoff for State Senate District 32. Triebsch faces Republican Kay Kirkpatrick next Tuesday, May 16th. The former seat holder, Judson Hill, resigned to become a candidate in the GA-6 special election.
The ethics complaint states that Triebsch failed to report any expenditures or in-kind contributions on her March 31st campaign disclosure filing despite paying qualifying fees, registering her campaign’s domain name, and the procurement and display of campaign materials (shirts, yard signs, buttons, and fliers) prior to March 31. The yard signs are marked “Paid for by the Committee to Elect Christine Triebsch.” Her website domain, www.christineforga.com, was registered on February 26, 2017.
The complaint further states that (the Rule cited in the complaint was the incorrect one. It has been corrected below):
“If the expenses were deferred in accordance with Rule 189-3-.03, then, ‘an explanatory note so stating shall be prominently set forth on the report. All extensions or advancements of credit are subject to contribution limits except as otherwise provided in O.C.G.A. §§ 21-5-41 and 21-5-42.’
The Filing showed no extensions or advancements of credit to cover the expenditures.”
A copy of the ethics complaint and Triebsch’s March 31st filing can be seen after the break.