Lundell compaign files formal complaint with FPPC about Gardner, “Citizens for Coastside Schools”

By on Tue, November 30, 2004

This ad, designed to look like Jonathan's Lundell's campaign ad, appeared in the Review opposite Lundell's. Click for larger image

Jonathan Lundell’s campaign has filed a complaint [PDF with a supplement] with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

In a letter to the FPPC, Jo Chamberlain, Lundell’s campaign manager made two complaints:

  • The advertisement was filed at the behest of Charles Gardner’s campaign, but was not reported a nonmonetary contribution, based on the fact that the Gardner campaign had to coordinate the transfer of its advertising space to the "Citizens for Coastside Schools".
  • The ad falsely claimed that the sponsors had filed a Certificate of Organization, based on the fact that the ad claimed it has an "ID Pending".

The Review published an investigation after the election, reporting that the ad was the work of CUSD Board member Jolanda Schreurs, CCWD directors Jim Larimer and Chris Mickelson, and Kirk Riemer. Coastsider last week published Chamberlain’s chronology of the campaign’s dealings with the Review.