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El. Bd. Op. 1978-02

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Multiple Candidate Committees. The personal campaign committee of a candidate seeking more than one office may ensure compliance with contribution limits by either (a) separate bookkeeping and reporting or (b) adherence to the lowest applicable contribution limit. Such committee may not claim the $250 reporting exemption if its total activity, attributable to all offices sought, is over $250. GAB 1.02, Wis. Adm. Code, Sec. 11.05 (2r), Stats. (Issued to Mary Alice Sullivan, March 16, 1978)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on May 5, 2008. The G.A.B. directed an annotation be added alerting the public that statutory changes subsequent to the opinion’s issuance have raised the exemption threshold to $1,000. 1985 Wisconsin Act 303; §11.05(2r), Stats. With the addition of the aforenoted annotation, the opinion below fully incorporates the revisions directed by the G.A.B.