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Further delay for Harper-Madison campaign complaint

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

A complaint filed by Matthew Mackowiak against Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison has been postponed by the Ethics Review Commission to Nov. 13. The item was initially scheduled to appear before the commission in August, but was postponed to Sept. 18 and again to October. At Wednesday’s meeting, however, the commission said it lacked a quorum on the issue. Mackowiak is chairman of the Travis County Republican Party and president of Potomac Strategy Group, a consulting firm that works with conservative political campaigns and private clients. Mackowiak has alleged that Harper-Madison violated City Code Chapter 2-2 (Campaign Finance) Section 2-2-7 (Commencement of Campaign Period) by continuing to raise campaign funds after the official end of her fundraising window. According to Harper-Madison, the $3,695 in funds raised over three months were the result of an “innocent mistake.”

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