Campaign Disclosure Reports For State Senate, House Candidates.

April 11, 2014 9:00 am

by Buzz Brockway · 6 comments

Below are spreadsheets showing the cash on hand as of the 3/31/14 report for state House and Senate incumbents and candidates. The sheet for statewide candidates is posted here.

Disclaimer: If a candidate’s report is not shown, it does not necessarily mean that candidate is late in filing the report. A technical glitch could explain the lack of a report.

STATE HOUSE
The full state House spreadsheet can be viewed here.

STATE SENATE
The full state Senate spreadsheet can be viewed here.

Howard Roark April 11, 2014 at 11:01 pm

How does a sitting representative have a negative balance?

Buzz Brockway April 11, 2014 at 11:42 pm

These reports are not financial statements. They are reports of money raised versus money spent and don’t necessarily fit with generally accepted accounting principles. This is a government report after all.

Personally, I would like to see these reports revised to become more like financial statements.

Howard Roark April 12, 2014 at 6:11 am

If you have a negative balance, you are spending money that you have not reported. It seems that would be a violation of campaign finance law?

Buzz Brockway April 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

No, they could be money owed to vendors that are unpaid.

Again, making these reports more like financial statements would show things like accounts payable and give the public a more accurate picture of what a campaign is doing with their money.

Harry April 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm

That’s a great idea to have campaigns report a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement – using an online form.

Harry April 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

We’re not the only ones with ethics concerns
http://bitterqueen.typepad.com/friends_of_ours/2014/04/federal-prosecutor-chides-governor-cuomo-for-shutting-down-corruption-probe.html
With the feds being involved with the Moreland Commission, one could imagine an even bigger fix is in.

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