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The below blog posts are written by John Kaufmann.
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Tuesday, 18 July 2023 16:46

Where Is Mayor Kim’s Required Financial Report?

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics
Where Is Mayor Kim’s Required Financial Report?

I have been working on a post regarding the recent primary between Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim and Democratic challenger Chris Mathiesen. My work has been hampered by the failure yet again of Ron Kim to comply with New York State’s campaign spending reporting requirements.

Under the New York State Board of Elections statute, the recent candidates in the June 28,2023, primaries were required to report their final contributions and expenditures by July 17, 2023.

While Chris Mathiesen filed as required. There was no report available for Mayor Ron Kim’s campaign organization.

In 2021, Kim failed to meet the November 29, 2021, deadline for filing. I wrote about this at the time. Kim told the Times Union that he had filed, but technical problems at the state board of elections were the reason it was not available. I contacted the NYSBOE, and they told me there were no problems with their website. They told me that if he had filed, the information would be on the site.

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