- July 27, 2022
- Posted by: Bastion team
- Category: World News
OTTAWA COUNTY — As the races heat up for Ottawa County’s Board of Commissioners, so is the spending from the candidates and its backers.
Where much of the money is coming from is still unclear, however, as a Jenison-based political advocacy group has not yet filed the required documentation with the county.
The deadline for filing campaign finance reports for candidates and political action committees for the period of January-July were due at 5 p.m. Friday, July 22. Nearly all the Republican incumbents seeking re-election for county commissioner met the deadline; their Republican challengers backed by Ottawa Impact did not.
The challengers filed, at least in part, by Monday evening.
Ottawa Impact had not filed its financial documents with the county clerk’s office as of 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. The penalty for not filing the completed financial disclosures — which itemize donations as well as expenditures for candidates and PACs — starts at $25 per business day. After three days, the fines increase to $50 a day; after 10 days, they increase to $75 a day with a maximum of $1,000, per the Ottawa County Clerk’s Office.
Ottawa Impact was formed in 2021 by parents and residents critical of the state and local government’s response to containing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The August primary will determine a large part of the…