Archive for July, 2008

TN: Campaign Finance

July 26, 2008

Thanks to FGI volunteer James Staub letting me know about the Volunteer State database that volunteers campaign finance information:

Tennessee Online Campaign Finance database– Contains financial records that candidates and PACs are required to disclose by law back to 2000. Candidates may be searched by name, party, office sought/held, district, year of election and whether the candidate won a primary or general election.

James Staub also maintains the Tennessee page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States.

MI: Campaign Finance

July 26, 2008

Thanks to alert FGI reader Shawn N, we have discovered another campaign finance database, this time from Michigan:

Campaign Finance Database – Search for campaign spending and contributions by All Committees, Expenditures Analysis, Contributions Analysis, Ballot Question Committee, Candidate Committee, Political Party Committee, Independent/Political(PAC)Committee, or Gubernatorial Committee. One can also search for Late Contributions. Information for committees include a Statement of Organization that includes the address information, treasurer information, and more.

Here is a sample committee record from the database:

The Documents Sent & Received Listing for this committee is at the bottom of this screen.
Jump to the documents on file


Committee ID#: 512424
Type of Filing: Original
Full Name Of Committee: MICHIGAN FAMILY RIGHTS COALITION PAC
Committee Type: Political PAC
Acronym:
Name of Sponsor/Type:
Segregated Fund: No
Date Committee Was Formed: 11/03/05
Committee Phone Number: (734) 418-2817
Committee Mail Address PO BOX 366
TROY, MI 48099
Committee Street Address: 110 CLINTON ST
ADRIAN, MI 49221
Treasurer Name:
Mailing Address:

Phone:

BRETT FRYE
110 CLINTON
ADRIAN, MI 48099
Designated Recordkeeper Name:
Address:

Phone:

Reporting Waiver Gained waiver on 11/03/2005
Names and Addresses of depositories or intended depositories of committee funds
Official Depository TCF BANK
215 BRIARWOOD CIR
ANN ARBOR, MI 48108
Secondary Depository
Support/Opposed
Ballot Proposal
Jurisdiction

Documents On File:

Click on a Document to access data and images for this committee. N/A = Not applicable to this Document Type.

Statement Year Document Type Statement Covers Statement Due Date Sent/Rcvd Doc Seq#
AMENDED S of O – INFO N/A N/A 11/08/2005 261421
S of O – INFORMATION N/A N/A 02/17/2005 255023

The Michigan page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Michael McDonnell.

OH: Campaign Finance

July 20, 2008

Want to know who the Natural Law Party ran in Ohio and how much money they raised? Or perhaps you’d like to know who’s running for State Board of Education this year (Christopher Corrigan, Edward Parker and James Pawlik)?

This information and much more can be obtained by using today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

Campaign Finance Select a form to return financial reports of contributions and expenditures for candidates/committees. Candidates are searchable by name, party, office, and district. Sorting options are available. Some large reports are available for download via FTP.

The Ohio page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Audrey Hall.

CO: Campaign Finance

July 20, 2008

Continuing our journey through state databases allowing one to discover campaign contributions and finances, we come to Colorado:

Campaign Finance Database – Information from candidates, committees and parties who file campaign finance disclosure reports with the Secretary of State or a county clerk and recorder. The database contains records of contributions, expenditures, loans, notices of delinquent filings, requests for waiver of imposed fines, correspondence, and other important information.

Records on PACs and 527 organization include lists of filings as well as basic contact information and statement of purpose as in this sample record:

Name: REPUBLICAN TRUMPETEERS OF ADAMS COUNTY
SOS ID: 20075624761
Type: 527 POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

Filing Date: 10/15/2007
Status: Active
Filing Type: Electronic
Purpose: TO FOSTER AND ENCOURAGE LOYALTY TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND TO THE PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IT STANDS; TO PROMOTE AN INFORMED ELECTORATE THROUGH POLITICAL EDUCATION AND ACTIVITY; TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVE

Most Recent Election Cycle:
Area/Office/District: STATEWIDE / na / na
Last Detail Summary Report Filing Date: 06/01/2008 6:39 PM
For Report Period Ending: 05/26/2008

Contact Person KELLY WEIST
Mailing Address: 9289 BLACK MOUNTAIN DR.
City State Zip: CONIFER, CO 80433
Phone:
Fax:

* View Reports
* View Manual Filings For The Last 2 Years
* Search 527 Reports Filed with the IRS

The Colorado page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Samatha Hager.

AL: Campaign Finance

July 20, 2008

These highlighted databases show how to get information on campaign contributions and spending from Alabama:

Fair Campaign Practices Act: Candidate Campaign Committees – Browse the alphabetical listing starting with the name, or the portion of the name. To browse for personal names, enter the last name first.

Fair Campaign Practices Act: Contributions and Disbursements: Search All Filings – Allows searching of all campaign finance information filed with the Secretary of State, by personal or political committee name.

Fair Campaign Practices Act: Contributions and Disbursements: Search Current Filings – Allows searching of current campaign finance information filed with the Secretary of State, by personal or political committee name.

The Alabama page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Valerie Glenn.

NV: Candidate Contribution & Expense Reports

July 20, 2008

For the next few state agency database highlights, we’re going to focus on Campaign Finance in honor of 2008 being an election year.

The highlight this time is from Nevada:

Candidate Contribution & Expense Reports – Find financial disclosure of contributions and campaign expenses, searchable by candidate name or group name. This database goes back to 2004. Results include links to scanned PDF files of disclosures.

The Nevada page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Kathryn Etcheverria.

FL: Find a boxer. Or A harbor pilot.

July 13, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight will let you find many kinds of licensed professionals in Florida:

Licensee Search provides information about applicants and licensed individuals for those professions and businesses that are regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Accountancy, Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Appraisers, Architecture & Interior Design, Asbestos, Athlete Agents, Auctioneers, Barbers, Boxing, Building Code Administrators & Inspectors, Community Association Managers, Condominiums, Cooperatives, Timeshares & Multi-Site Timeshares, Construction, Cosmetology, Electrical Contractors, Elevator Safety, Employee Leasing Companies, Engineers, Farm Labor, Geologists, Harbor Pilots, Hotels & Restaurants, LSMHC Other Entities, Labor Organization, Land Sales, Landscape Architecture, Mobile Homes, Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Pari-Mutuel Wagering-Slots, Real Estate, Surveyors & Mappers, Talent Agents, Veterinary Medicine, Yacht & Ship.

The Florida page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Rich Gause.

DE: Find a painter, performer, and more

July 11, 2008

You’re in Delaware and you need to book a mime. Or perhaps someone to give a dance class in your area. What to do? Use today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

Delaware Artists Roster – Searchable by category (literary, performing, etc), discipline (audio, crafts, dance, etc), services provided, county and awards. Records include information on artist/performer’s: Availability and contact information, Background and Experience, Fees for services, Types of services the artist provides and Special awards and honors.

The Delaware page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by John Stevenson.