information
Storm damage recovery

Violation of City of Portland Campaign Regulations: Portland Accountability PAC

Press Release
image of downtown portland taken from across the Willamette River. A parallelogram with the words "Elections Press Release" is overlaid on image.
Allegation substantiated against Portland Accountability PAC for violating City campaign finance regulations
Published

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City Auditor’s Office issued a letter of warning and education to political committee Portland Accountability PAC for not disclosing required dominant contributor funding information on a mailer sent to Portland voters.

The Elections Office investigated a complaint about a Portland Accountability PAC mailer sent to Portland voters and found evidence of five violations of campaign finance regulations to support the allegation. Communications to voters require not only the top five dominant contributors to be listed, but also the name of businesses from which the contributor obtained a majority of income over the previous 5 years. The Elections Officer determined that Portland Accountability PAC’s mailer did not comply with the requirements.

The determination letter for Complaint No. 2022-07-PAP is posted on the City Elections Office website.

More information about the City’s campaign regulations can be found in City Charter Chapter 3, Article 3 and Portland City Code Title 2, Chapter 2.10.

The City Elections Office can be contacted at elections@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 865-6503.

###

Contact

Mary Hull Caballero

Portland City Auditor

Becky Lamboley

Interim Elections Officer, Program and Operations Supervisor

Location