2.16.120 Participating and Certified Candidate Restrictions.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 189336 and 190598, effective December 10, 2021.)  A Participating or Certified Candidate must not:

  1. Accept a Contribution, other than Allowable Contributions, Seed Money or In-Kind Contributions as permitted by this Chapter, from any group or organization, including a political action committee, a corporation, a labor organization, or a State or local central committee of a political party;
     
  2. Accept one or more contributions from an individual totaling more than $250 during the Primary Election or Special Nominating Election Period and $250 during the General Election or Special Runoff Election Period, other than Seed Money or In-Kind Contributions as permitted by this Chapter;
     
  3. Make an allowable contribution from the candidate’s personal funds to the candidate’s principal campaign committee, except as permitted by the Portland Elections Commission and published in administrative rules.
     
  4. Accept Seed Money or In-Kind Contributions in excess of the amounts established in Section 2.16.040.
     
  5. Expend funds to benefit or advocate for another Candidate;
     
  6. Accept a loan from anyone for campaign purposes, other than a loan from the candidate or candidate’s spouse within seed money limitations or a loan permitted by the Portland Elections Commission and published in administrative rules; or
     
  7. Transfer funds:
     
    1. To the Candidate's Campaign Account from any other Campaign Finance Entity established for the candidate, except as permitted by the Portland Elections Commission and published in administrative rules; and
       
    2. From the Candidate's Campaign Account to any other Campaign Finance Entity, except as permitted by the Portland Elections Commission and published in administrative rules.
       
  8. Solicit for or direct contributions to other Campaign Finance Entities to support their own election.