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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Do all the people involved in a campaign need to be disclosed as political consultants on City elected official reports?

Any individual involved in reportable political consulting services should be disclosed on City elected official reports. These are individuals and entities that:

-       Provide political consulting services as a trade or profession, characterized as making up fifty percent or more of an individual’s or entity’s actual work or volunteer time on a quarterly basis and;

-       Are involved in actions in campaign management or political strategy services on behalf of a City elected official, their candidate campaign committee registered with the Secretary of State or on behalf of a sponsored City-referred measure (see definition of Political Consulting Services in PCC 2.14.020 C for the full definition).

For example, in addition to political consultants, a City elected official’s disclosures may include campaign managers, communications strategists, and field organizers.