27th Senate District: State Board Fines Tate
Mark Tateâ€™s senatorial campaign isnâ€™t getting off to the start for which he had hoped. According to the State Board of Elections, he may have fallen off the face of the planet, because he hasnâ€™t filed his campaign finance disclosure forms since July 2003.
Chris Piper, with the State Board of Elections, said Tate, the co-owner of the Coach Stop Restaurant in Middleburg, has just recently filed some financing paperwork. But if an election were held today, Tate wouldnâ€™t even be allowed to be on the ballot, Piper said.
â€œWe have candidates for whatever reason fall of the face of the earth, but it happens more with political action committees,â€ he said.
Tate was fined $1,150 for the lapse and is possibly facing more fines if his reports donâ€™t mesh with state laws. Piper said Tuesday he had just gotten Tateâ€™s filings and had not reviewed them, but he believes Tate is still missing two financial disclosure reports.
It sounds like this mess will be easy to correct and Tate gives the following explanation as to why he hasn't yet corrected his paperwork:
Tate said he has been late with getting the reports in because he has been concentrating on U.S. Sen. George Allenâ€™s (R-VA) and U.S. Rep. Frank Wolfâ€™s (R-VA-10) races, both of whom have challengers, and the stateâ€™s controversial marriage amendment; Tate is the GOP coordinator of Loudounâ€™s marriage amendment campaign.
As long as Russ Potts is gone I'll be happy. Both Mark Tate and Jill Holtzman Vogel would be a dramatic improvement in the 27th district.
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