Campaign regulators warn Wilson



The California campaign finance watchdog agency has issued a warning letter to GOP Assembly District 15 candidate and San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson for contribution violations related to his unsuccessful 2008 campaign.

Wilson’s campaign treasurer had failed to report within 24 hours $475,000 in non-monetary contributions from the California Republican Party received on Sept. 17 and Sept. 23. Wilson’s campaign believed the contributions were classified as member communications from the party, which reported the expenditures on its disclosures. The Fair Political Practices Commission cited the immediate and full cooperation of Wilson’s campaign treasurer as the basis for writing a warning letter rather than issuing a fine.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen