County commissioners will consider an ordinance next week that would require those running for county offices to disclose financial contributions prior to primary and general elections.
Commissioner Sid Sandberg presented the ordinance Monday to the other commissioners, but they decided to put the matter on next Monday's agenda for further discussion.The ordinance would require each candidate to file a signed financial statement with the county clerk by 4 p.m. five days prior to the primary and general election.
The statement would list each contribution of more than $50 that had been received or promised and the name and county of each donor. The statement would also include the total of all contributions of less than $50. Candidates would be required to declare how they intend to disperse funds collected in excess of campaign expenses.
Violation of the ordinance would result in a fine of $250 for each infraction.