Campaign Finance Reports filed by Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities
Pursuant to the Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities*, the following points are a few things to remember:
- If you plan to run for a public office in Texas (except for a federal office), you must file an APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY A CANDIDATE (FORMCTA) with the proper filing authority when you become a candidate even if you do not intend to accept campaign contributions or make campaign expenditures.
- A person may not accept a campaign contribution or make a campaign expenditure unless the person has a campaign treasurer appointment on file with the proper filing authority.
- Once a person files a form appointing a campaign treasurer, the person is a candidate for disclosure filing purposes and is responsible for filing periodic reports of contributions and expenditures with the proper filing authority until the person files a “final report.”
- The candidate, not the campaign treasurer, is responsible for filing periodic reports of contributions and expenditures.
*Texas Ethics Commission, Revised 01/01/2021
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Campaign Finance Report Update
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