Tina Baca Del Rio Friends of Tina Baca Del Rio and Tina Baca Del Rio for City Council 2013
Personal Use of Campaign Contributions, Campaign Reporting, Campaign Non-Filer, Campaign Non-Reporter, and Annual Fees
FPPC No. 12/832
Tina Baca Del Rio was a successful candidate for the City of Commerce City Council in the March 5, 2013 Election, initially elected as a member of the Commerce City Council in 2005. Tina Baca Del Rio for Commerce City Council 2013 (“Committee”), formerly known as Friends of Tina Baca Del Rio, is the controlled committee of Baca Del Rio. Baca Del Rio was the treasurer of the Committee at all relevant times. Baca Del Rio and the Committee: (1) failed to timely file and properly disclose financial activity on three semiannual campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, subdivision (a), and 84211, subdivisions (a)-(j) (3 counts); (2) failed to timely file and properly disclose financial activity on one pre-election campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5, subdivision (c), 84200.8, subdivision (b) and 84211, subdivisions (a)-(j) (1 count); (3) failed to file fourteen 24-Hour Contribution Reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (4 counts); and (4) failed to pay 2013 and 2014 Annual Fees to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (1 count). Baca Del Rio, individually, used campaign funds which conferred a substantial personal benefit to her for purposes not directly related to a political, legislative or governmental purpose, in violation of Government Code Section 89512 (3 counts).
How to File a Complaint
Anyone who suspects a violation of the Act should file a sworn complaint with the Enforcement Division.