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Released by Fair Political Practices Commission 4/24/20…

In the Matter of James Elia for State Assembly 2018, James Elia, and Sara Kagy; FPPC No. 18/1372. Staff: Jenna C. Rinehart, Commission Counsel. James Elia was a successful candidate for State Assembly District 71 in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election and unsuccessful in the November 6, 2018 General Election. Elia for State Assembly 2018 was his candidate-controlled committee. Sara Kagy was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Elia, and Kagy failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement in electronic format and another in paper format prior to the Primary Election, and failed to timely file two pre-election campaign statements in paper format prior to the General Election, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5, 84200.8, and 84605 (1 count). Additionally, the Committee, Elia, and Kagy failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement in paper format, and one in both paper and electronic format, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200 and 84605 (1 count). Fine: $3,000.

In the Matter of David Rickards; FPPC No. 19/892. Staff: Galena West, Chief of Enforcement and Cheng Saetern, Assistant Political Reform Consultant. David Rickards, a member of San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District Board for San Diego County, failed to timely file a 2017 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300
(1 count). Fine: $200.

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