Over $275K Owed for Violations of Campaign Finance Rules in Macomb County

MACOMB COUNTY, MI – A question was posted today to a group that we keep an eye on because it provides some very interesting information about Macomb County but also asks some intriguing questions. One such question was posted earlier today by a member of that group.

The original question asks the reader to look a list of candidates or committees in current or past elections that owe money in Macomb County:

Check out the list of Campaign Committees that owe money in Macomb County. I get missing a date and incurring a small fine, but how in world are we letting some of these candidates or committees get away with not following election laws and paying fines owed for their violation? Some of these people are on the ballot today (they should have cleared up their payment before election day).

Macomb County makes it easy to follow the money in county and local campaigns. The Macomb County Clerk posts online a list of candidates or campaign committees that owe fines for violating campaign finance rules.campaign-finance-money

After following the link that was provided, an amazing list of the candidates or committees is listed. The top two owe $18,850 and $15,000 respectively. The total entire list of what is owed to Macomb County is $275,225. Even if the candidate or committees were unsuccessful in an election, obligations to pay those fines do not just disappear.

The top owing committee, Fitgerald Public Schools Citizens Committee, have fines dating back to March of 2010. They have continued to rack up more fines for the next 8 years to the tune of $18,850. Phone calls were placed to Judy Furgal who appears to be the responsible individual for the committee. None of the telephone numbers provided were answered.

Unofficial election results have Democrat Fred Miller winning the election to fill the remainder of the four-year Macomb County Clerk term vacated when Karen Spranger who was ousted from office by a judge earlier this year. Mr. Miller should make the list one of many items to be a priority to get cleaned up once he is sworn into office.

A list of political delinquents is as follows:

126 committees found
ID Committee Amount Owed
138557 FITZGERALD PUBLIC SCHOOLS CITIZENS COMMITTEE $18,850.00
139182 BUILDING FOR SUCCESS $15,000.00
137930 MARCHWINSKI MARROCCO, MARILYN (COUNCIL / WARREN) $9,750.00
137916 DEVOUR, JEFFREY (COUNCIL / WARREN) $9,500.00
138133 GLASS, KIRK (10 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $9,500.00
139429 BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE $9,500.00
138228 GORDON II, MICHAEL (20 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $9,150.00
68999 BUSSE, CHARLES (COUNCIL / WARREN) $9,000.00
138037 POST, KENNETH (TRUSTEE / LAKEVIEW SD) $8,700.00
137666 SEXAUER, JOHN (COUNCIL / FRASER) $8,650.00
137719 HOOKER, BECKY (08 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $8,600.00
138071 JOHNSON, BLAKE (23 CHARTER COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $8,500.00
138263 SANTIA, DAVID (TRUSTEE / CLINTON TWP) $8,250.00
138032 TERRY, CLIFFORD (TRUSTEE / WARREN CONSOLIDATED SD) $8,025.00
137692 WAGNER, BRENDAN (TRUSTEE / WARREN CONSOLIDATED SD) $8,000.00
136638 MOFFITT, MARK (COUNCIL / ST. CLAIR SHORES) $7,700.00
138217 FRAME, PAULA (TRUSTEE / CHESTERFIELD TWP) $7,150.00
136953 KEPLER, IRENE (COUNCIL / ROSEVILLE) $7,000.00
138966 MOSELEY, KIRKANNE (TRUSTEE / CLINTON TWP) $7,000.00
138558 YOUNG, THOMAS (11 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $6,500.00
138984 DAVIS, JAREMY (TRUSTEE / NEW HAVEN) $6,000.00
139145 MACKOOL, KARREN (TRUSTEE / EASTPOINTE SD) $5,800.00
139156 SELVA, ANGELO (TRUSTEE / CHIPPEWA VALLEY SD) $5,000.00
138377 KINCAID, JAMMIE (PRESIDENT / NEW HAVEN) $4,675.00
138359 SAFETY FIRST…MACOMB $4,500.00
138435 WHITE, BRENT (TRUSTEE / ROSEVILLE SD) $4,500.00
137921 PIXLEY, SUZANNE (MAYOR / EASTPOINTE) $3,850.00
136715 ROMBACH, THOMAS (PROSECUTING ATTORNEY / MACOMB COUNTY) $3,750.00
138259 ROMBACH, THOMAS (16 CHARTER COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $3,750.00
139224 OLEJNICZAK, LANETTE (COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 / WARREN) $3,325.00
138733 HOWARD, JOCELYN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 / WARREN) $2,875.00
137956 KURKOWSKI MOCERI, CAROLYN (TREASURER / WARREN) $2,500.00
139273 APONE, ANTHONY (TRUSTEE / SHELBY TWP) $2,500.00
137971 LOVELOCK, MICHAEL (SUPERVISOR / CHESTERFIELD TWP) $2,500.00
69513 CITIZENS FOR WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS $2,350.00
139267 FOSTER, YVETTE (COUNCIL / FRASER) $2,100.00
138498 NEDIN, STEVAN (CLERK / NEW BALTIMORE) $2,050.00
137094 KURKOWSKI MOCERI, CAROLYN (COUNCIL / WARREN) $2,000.00
139551 JOHNSON, RANDONA (COUNCIL / EASTPOINTE) $1,525.00
139170 SIGLOW, TADD (PRESIDENT / ROMEO) $1,500.00
138956 BERRY, CYNTHIA (CLERK / CHESTERFIELD TWP) $1,025.00
139050 COMMITTEE TO RECALL MICHAEL LOVELOCK $1,000.00
139297 SIGLOW, TADD (SUPERVISOR / BRUCE TWP) $1,000.00
139528 DEWAN, KAWSAR (COUNCIL / CENTER LINE) $1,000.00
137162 KACZOR CAUMARTIN, DONNA (COUNCIL AT LARGE / WARREN) $875.00
69133 RICE, STEVE (COUNCIL / STERLING HEIGHTS) $875.00
138897 PIECUCH, JENNIFER (10 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $825.00
138725 PASTERNAK, CHRISTOPHER (COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 / WARREN) $750.00
137332 REYNOLDS, DEAN (TRUSTEE / CLINTON TWP) $675.00
139355 REYNOLDS, DEAN (SUPERVISOR / CLINTON TWP) $675.00
139334 FORD, WILLIAM (COMMISSION / MOUNT CLEMENS) $650.00
139005 HILTON, MARY (TRUSTEE / L’ANSE CREUSE SD) $625.00
139374 WIETECHA, JAMES (CLERK / HARRISON TWP) $600.00
138785 HEMELBERG, MATTHEW (COUNCIL / FRASER) $550.00
139536 NORGROVE, JEFFREY (MAYOR / STERLING HEIGHTS) $550.00
139322 NEUMEYER, PHILIP (SHERIFF / MACOMB COUNTY) $500.00
139538 BUTLER, KENNETH (MAYOR / NEW BALTIMORE) $500.00
135524 DOHERTY, RICHARD (PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $500.00
137019 DOHERTY, SUSAN (02 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $500.00
138698 MCCLANAHAN, JASON (COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 / WARREN) $425.00
139087 TROST, DOUGLAS (09 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $375.00
138882 DIPASCALE, JEFFREY (08 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $325.00
139331 BARTHOLOMEW, NATHAN (TRUSTEE / ROMEO) $300.00
139057 PARKER, JASON (COUNCIL / MEMPHIS) $300.00
139698 KNOWLIN, KI (TRUSTEE / ANCHOR BAY SD) $300.00
139666 MALZAHN, CHRISTINE (PRESIDENT / ROMEO) $300.00
138510 BANACH, ANITA (TRUSTEE / ROMEO SD) $300.00
139469 HASIAK, MARK (TRUSTEE / NEW HAVEN) $300.00
139368 SHAMLEY, JOHN (LIBRARY BOARD / RAY TWP) $290.00
139393 DE LEON, PHINO (LIBRARY BOARD / LENOX TWP) $260.00
139628 FULNER, JIM (TRUSTEE / ARMADA TWP) $260.00
138025 MAYER, NICHOLAS (TRUSTEE / CHESTERFIELD TWP) $250.00
139545 SHISHAKLY, BRYAN (COUNCIL / ROSEVILLE) $225.00
139487 POZNANSKI, MEAGAN (TRUSTEE / ROMEO) $225.00
139364 KIRK, CATHERINE (TRUSTEE / CLINTON TWP) $225.00
137345 KARWOWICZ, KEVIN (13 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $200.00
139312 HERNANDEZ, RAYMOND (TRUSTEE / CLINTON TWP) $200.00
138569 VUSHAJ, VLADIMIR (13 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $200.00
137848 PRYBYS, JENNIFER (TRUSTEE / UTICA SD) $200.00
138317 WOZNIAK, DOUGLAS (TRUSTEE / SHELBY TWP) $175.00
139033 DUPRAY, JOHN (MAYOR / NEW BALTIMORE) $175.00
138749 WARNER, STEVEN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 / WARREN) $175.00
137600 DEMPSEY, BARBEL (MAYOR / MOUNT CLEMENS) $175.00
139133 THOMAS, MARY (TRUSTEE / UTICA SD) $150.00
137128 RICE, MICHAEL (TRUSTEE / HARRISON TWP) $150.00
69598 BROWN, DON (07 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $150.00
138820 NIGHTINGALE, NICHOLAS (TRUSTEE / SHELBY TWP) $150.00
139034 SHANNON, NATHAN (COUNCIL / STERLING HEIGHTS) $150.00
139291 HUNT, JOSEPH (PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $150.00
139294 NIGHTINGALE, NICHOLAS (TREASURER / SHELBY TWP) $150.00
69765 KRZEMINSKI, ROGER (TRUSTEE / MACOMB TWP) $150.00
138470 HUNT, JAMES (COUNCIL / STERLING HEIGHTS) $150.00
138492 CHAKUR, NICHOLAS (COUNCIL / CENTER LINE) $150.00
139616 MUNROE, JAMES (08 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $150.00
138388 SAELENS, BRANDON (CLERK / ARMADA) $130.00
138792 GOODHUE, KAREN (TREASURER / MACOMB TWP) $125.00
138224 JOSEPH, DAVID (TRUSTEE / CHESTERFIELD TWP) $125.00
137216 EPLEY, SONYA (TRUSTEE / FITZGERALD SD) $125.00
135492 DIMARIA, PHILLIP (03 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $125.00
138337 CAVALIERE, ANTONIO (11 CHARTER COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $120.00
137357 CALECA, ANTHONY (16 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $100.00
138016 VAGLICA, STEPHEN (TRUSTEE / SHELBY TWP) $100.00
138182 CHRISTOFF, SHANNON (TREASURER / ARMADA TWP) $100.00
138336 SMITH, JOHN (06 CHARTER COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $100.00
138441 FRONTERA, CHARLES (COUNCIL / ROSEVILLE) $100.00
139088 BERRY, DEAN (02 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $100.00
139712 CZAPSKI, FRANK (MAYOR / UTICA) $80.00
139229 SAXON, JEFF (COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 / WARREN) $80.00
139695 FISHER, RONALD (TRUSTEE / CLINTONDALE SD) $80.00
138089 ROY-JACOBSON, ABIGAIL (TRUSTEE / WASHINGTON TWP) $75.00
138047 HARTMAN, LINDA (TREASURER / CHESTERFIELD TWP) $75.00
137479 YORK, DARRIN (TREASURER / HARRISON TWP) $75.00
136250 DUNN, JANET (SUPERVISOR / MACOMB TWP) $75.00
138477 TAYLOR, MICHAEL (MAYOR / STERLING HEIGHTS) $75.00
139142 CAIN, JASON (TRUSTEE / ROMEO) $60.00
139714 STEVENS, SCOTT (CLERK / WARREN) $50.00
136618 WALBY, KIP (MAYOR / ST. CLAIR SHORES) $50.00
139038 MARINO, STEVE (10 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $50.00
139636 SHAFER, RANDELL (CLERK/REGISTER OF DEEDS / MACOMB COUNTY) $30.00
138334 LOUZON, LARRY (01 CHARTER COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $30.00
139292 ACCIAVATTI, DANIEL (SUPERVISOR / CHESTERFIELD TWP) $25.00
138109 CARABELLI, JAMES (06 COUNTY COMMISSIONER / MACOMB COUNTY) $25.00
135331 SENSTOCK, JAMES (SUPERVISOR / HARRISON TWP) $25.00
137008 CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIVE AND ETHICAL GOV $25.00
138637 YOUNG, LAVERN (TRUSTEE / NEW HAVEN) $20.00
139385 ABRAHAM JR, ROBERT (TRUSTEE / ARMADA TWP) $10.00
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