Busted: John Fisher, Democrat State Rep. Candidate Caught Illegally Hiding Campaign Contributions

Busted: John Fisher, Democrat State Rep. Candidate Caught Illegally Hiding Campaign Contributions

Freedom Fund Files Formal Complaint with the Department of State

LANSING, MI, March 31, 2016 — The Michigan Freedom Fund has filed a formal campaign finance complaint against Kalamazoo County Democrat John Fisher, after the perennial candidate for the state House failed to disclose 5 donations from various Democrat candidate committees.

According to campaign finance reports filed by committees for Democrat state Reps. Jon Hoadley, Jeremy Moss, Julie Plawecki, Andy Schor, and Sam Singh, Fisher last December received contributions from each of their committees.  Fisher himself has refused to report the contributions, in violation of Michigan’s campaign finance law.  Under the law, Fisher or his committee could be hit with a fine of up to $1,000.

In addition to these new violations, Fisher, a candidate for the 61st House District, already faces $5,000 in fines in connection with 4 previous campaign finance reporting violations.

“John Fisher needs to understand that complying with Michigan’s campaign finance act is a requirement, not a suggestion,” said Terri Reid, President of the Michigan Freedom Fund.  “The fact that he’s repeatedly flaunted transparency laws leaves voters wondering what else John Fisher is hiding.”

Fisher ran and lost a campaign for the 61st House District in 2014 and is running again in 2016.

 

Michigan Freedom Fund is a nonprofit organization run by Michiganders for Michiganders, working to advance, promote, and protect Michigan workers’ Constitutional rights.  For more information on the Freedom Fund, please visit www.MichiganFreedomFund.com.

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***A copy of the Freedom Fund’s campaign finance complaint and the Department of State’s recent correspondence with Fisher highlighting his outstanding fees and violations can be found here and here.***


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  • commented 2016-10-27 18:20:46 -0400
    This is unverifiable gossip. I have researched high and low and cannot find references to the claims in this article that John Fisher faces fines at all. Obviously the SOS must have cleared the claims, and given the SOS (Ruth Johnson) is a Republican, I imagine that puts this issue to rest.

    I for one am very tired of negative campaigns that reach and reach for things to attack about good candidates. Republican candidates are corporate funded, John Fisher is grassroots funded. He’s got my vote on Nov 8th.
  • commented 2016-10-26 23:04:51 -0400
    Where, exactly, can this be found outside of the freedom fund? If he already faces fines, where can I see them outside of this website? I’ve searched for this on the internet, and usually stuff like this has lots of hits, but not this.

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