Dave Joseph, a candidate for the Arizona state legislature in LD 11, is under investigation for violating campaign finance laws.
Clean Elections stipulate specific rules that candidates must follow when they accept public campaign funds. In this case, it appears Joseph took the money and broke the rules, according to the details of the complaint. It will be interesting to see if Clean Elections actually does anything with this case or if it just gets swept under the rug.
The complaint filed with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission alleges that the “Dave for LD11” campaign broke the law by sending mailers to registered Republicans during the primary season — Joseph is a Democrat — and spending primary funds on general-election materials. Both are violations.
Adam Kwasman and Steve Smith are the Republicans running for the two District 11 Arizona House of Representatives seats. They are running as traditionally funded candidates and not using public monies.
The new legislative district includes the communities of Oro Valley, Marana, Catalina, Picture Rocks, and Avra Valley in Pima County and SaddleBrooke, Red Rock, Arizona City, western Casa Grande, Stanfield, and the City of Maricopa in Pinal County
Read more regarding Dave Joseph, courtesy of Arizona Public Media here.