Clerk-recorder candidate Pruett misses campaign filing deadline

County clerk-recorder candidate Barry Pruett said Monday night he “accidentally” missed a deadline for filing campaign finance paperwork that was due at the close of business.

The other candidates had turned in their paperwork on time, as I reported here.

“The missed deadline will be remedied tomorrow by the campaign’s volunteer treasurer,” Pruett said.

An Election’s Office official told me earlier in the day that candidates could be fined for failing later paperwork, as Pruett did — showing it is a serious matter. But she added fines weren’t normally issued.

The full report will be posted on Pruett’s website by 5 p.m. tomorrow, the candidate said.

Pruett listed donations from Kimberly Janousek ($100), Betty Hood ($80), George Rebane ($280), and Greg Marks ($80), among others — all conservative stalwarts. Janousek is co-owner of B&C Home and Garden Center in Grass Valley.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, Preutt included a link with the completed document. It is here. I noticed, for example, a $100 contribution from Fran Freedle, who also is the Treasurer. The background in Fran is here. Shouldn’t she know the deadline with this background?

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “Clerk-recorder candidate Pruett misses campaign filing deadline”

  1. Pruett, who encouraged a lawsuit against the County on behalf of his client largest donor, undoubtedly breaking the law (has he reported those as contributions from his former law firm? does the judge in the case know that Pruett encouraged a lawsuit in order to affect the political outcome of his own race?)

    Pruett, who wants to oversee the integrity of elections in the County but rejects common California election law — insisting he would sue! — to get his own illegal “Qualifications” on the ballot.

    Pruett, who would be minding the fairness of elections and MY ballot, while being an active Tea Party member and ambitious political hack running against a Decline to State, non partisan Clerk?

    Pruett, who appears to not have held a job longer than 2 years and just emerged from law school, wants to manage a public agency for a longer term than any job he’s ever had?

    Pruett, who will oversee campaign finance but himself can’t comply with the easiest of campaign finance laws?

    Pruett, who will oversee the exceptionally important job of recording property transactions, and doesn’t own property in the county?

    Now, he might be a nice guy in addition to being a blatant political partisan, but is this really what we want in the Clerk’s office?

  2. This guy is really kind of Keystone Cops isn’t he?

    How the hell can you miss a campaign finance filing deadline. That’s a simple matter of keeping your campaign calendar. Its not like the info is hard to compile.

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