LD-20 Frank Schmuck Under Investigation by Clean Elections

Legislative district 20 candidate, Frank Schmuck, is being investigated by the Clean Elections Commission for failing to report campaign expenses and in-kind donations for fundraising events according to a report in the Arizona Republic today.

Schmuck, who is running in a four-way primary, failed to report expenses during a fundraising event held in Ahwatukee.

According to the Republic,

But the candidate may have violated several other laws, Lang wrote, specifically when Schmuck failed to report expenses for rental of the country club, did not list vendors providing services for some expenses and appeared to exceed the maximum amount of early contributions from supporters.

The CCEC will continue the investigation with the Primary Election only days away. Whether or not it affects the outcome of the race is to be determined especially with many early ballots already returned.

Sonoran Alliance has endorsed John McComish and Jeff Dial in the Primary race in LD-20.



  1. Andy Swann has my vote. He has Law Enforcement experience and has a history of getting things done at the Legislature. Schmuck is showing exactly who he really is.

  2. Pfft. Swann is a lobbyist who opposes employer sanctions laws.

    Schmuck’s still got my vote; he’s an honorable man who’s done a lot to help the community.

  3. Just to be clear, I did recommend that we look futher into the allegations. But the only real issue in this case is whether the Mr. Schmuck’s fundraisers fit within the “$100 per household member” exception in state law and in CCEC rules. All the possible violations stem from my view that the Schmuck fundraiser at a country club room did not fit the exception and counted, therefore, as a contribution. I do not think Mr. Shmuck was playing games or acting in bad faith. He and I just disagree on what the law requires.

  4. Mike Triggs says

    We’vehad schmucks in the legislature for years. But this is one Schmuck I would be glad to call my legislator.


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