Conservative activist files suit against former Rep Tim Probst

first_imgA conservative activist who has successfully challenged Democratic candidates across the state over their public disclosure filings has brought a lawsuit against a former Clark County legislator.On Thursday, Glen Morgan, a Thurston County resident who serves as the executive director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, sued former state Rep. Tim Probst, D- Vancouver, regarding his unsuccessful campaign for state Senate in 2016.According to Morgan’s complaint, Probst’s campaign violated state election law by filing late campaign finance reports detailing $13,799.95 worth of contributions between April and September of 2016. Probst’s campaign was a total of 310 days late in filing these reports, and, as a result, the public was unable to see who was contributing to his campaign, according to the complaint. Additionally, Probst’s campaign was a total of 1,754 days late in filing $420,675.42 worth of campaign expenditures and debt, the complaints state.The complaint also faults Probst’s campaign for making what it states are two illegal campaign contributions. They include $630 to the Clark County Democrats for “Annual Dinner Tickets” and $250 to the Young Democrats of Clark County for “Sponsorship for convention.” The complaint states that all of the violations were “intentional.”Probst said that he had not seen the complaint filed against him. But he said that his campaign was transparent and he doesn’t think “there’s going to be any problems here.”last_img

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