This morning, the Auditor certified Amanda Fritz as a Campaign Finance Fund candidate for the May 20, 2008 Primary Election. Ms. Fritz, candidate for Commissioner No. 1, achieved 1,037 verified qualifying contributions from Portland registered voters during the qualifying period. In addition, Ms. Fritz has filed for office by perfected nominating petition. The Auditor has determined that Ms. Fritz has complied with all applicable provisions of City Code Chapter 2.10.
Certified Candidates may only make expenditures from qualifying contributions, seed money contributions, in-kind contributions, and Campaign Finance Fund revenues during the primary election period. Candidates for Commissioner are limited to spending no more than $150,000 during the primary election period except for instances when matching funds apply.
Ms. Fritz is eligible for $144,815 in public funds. This calculation is made by subtracting the $5,185 Ms. Fritz collected in verified qualifying contributions from the $150,000 spending limit. Ms. Fritz collected no seed money contributions during the qualifying period.
The payment schedule to Ms. Fritz' principal campaign committee will be the following:
$39,815 by February 4, 2008
$105,000 by February 27, 2008
All Campaign Finance Fund Certified Candidates are subject to limitations on the use of Campaign Finance Fund revenues in City Code Section 2.10.090 as well as all State campaign finance provisions.