Gila County officials say sheriff’s group fails to list spending

Deadline passes on Pinal race expenses

By Lindsey Collom

The Arizona Republic

Authorities say a self-styled border-sheriffs group that took steps to legitimize its support of a write-in constable candidate in Pinal County has not gone far enough.

Gila County prosecutors investigating a campaign-finance complaint against the group say that although Southwest Border Sheriffs is now a registered political committee, it missed an Aug. 31 deadline to submit an accounting of its expenses leading up to the Aug. 28 primary.

Bryan Chambers, chief deputy attorney for Gila County, set the deadline in an Aug. 22 e-mail to the committee’s chairman and treasurer. A copy of the e-mail was provided to The Arizona Republic as part of a public-records request. In the e-mail, Chambers cited state law enumerating what records the committee treasurer must keep and when they should be turned over.

“Pursuant to this requirement, please provide to me the name and address of every person or entity to whom Southwest Border Sheriffs made any expenditure advocating the election of Ryan Sudrick for Constable,” Chambers wrote to committee chairman Mike Presnell and committee treasurer Chad Elliget. He also asked for the date, amount and purpose of each expenditure.



Southwest Border Sheriffs is examined in Pinal election/The Arizona Republic


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