Election Finance Complaint Filed Against Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): A complaint has been filed with the Indiana Election Division against Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and her campaign for Governor.

It alleges Ritz improperly received more than $8,000 in campaign contributions while the Indiana General Assembly is in session during a budget year. 

Ritz filed a campaign finance report showing about 30 donations during the prohibited period, however her campaign for Governor said it was a “clerical error” and filed an amended report showing most of the donations occurred the Saturday before the first day of session.

If the violations are proven, Ritz’s campaign could be fined nearly $16,000 and whatever costs were incurred by the election board.