Complaint by: Gronbach
Connecticut General Statutes §9-706(c) requires a campaign treasurer to file, with a request for a Citizens' Election Fund grant, "a cumulative itemized accounting of all funds received, expenditures made and expenses incurred but not yet paid by the candidate committee as of three days preceding the day the application is filed." On Oct. 18, 2012, the complainant, Kenneth Gronbach, filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and alleged that Philip Miller's candidate committee requested a grant from the Citizen's Election Fund and did not report certain expenditures for campaign literature. On July 16, 2012, the respondent campaign treasurer, Frederick Vollono, replaced Miller's previous campaign treasurer. On Sept. 3, 2012, the treasurer filed a campaign finance disclosure. On Oct. 10, 2012, the Miller campaign requested a grant from the Citizens' Election Fund and disclosed that $2,010 had been paid on October 3 to a consultant that produced campaign literature. The State Elections Enforcement Commission was not persuaded that Miller's campaign failed to disclose expenses for campaign literature, as alleged. "The filing that accompanied the public grant application," wrote the State Elections Enforcement Commission, "was the first filing that would have covered the relevant time period in which the candidate committee had purchased the campaign literature." The State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed the complaint.