The DC Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) has concluded its investigation of the Muriel Bowser for Mayor principal campaign committee and issued an order on June 6, 2017. Following a complaint filed by Aquene Freechild, Director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign, on March 7, 2017, it was concluded that the committee was in violation of the Campaign Finance Act for accepting thirteen (13) excessive contributions and thus fined $13,000. The Committee has already voluntarily refunded the excessive contributions to the individual donors and complied with the requirements of 3 DCMR Section 3712.2.
If the committee disagrees with the Order, it may file a Motion of Reconsideration with the OCF within five (5) days after receipt of the Order. The committee may also obtain a review of the Order by filing a request for a hearing de novo with the Board of Elections.
For more information, you may contact Wesley Williams, Public Affairs Manager, DC Office of Campaign Finance on (202) 671-0551 or via email at [email protected]