The City Secretary serves as filing authority of Campaign/Officeholder Finance Reports under Title 15 of the Texas Election Code, which is governed by the Texas Ethics Commission. City Charter requires filing a Campaign Treasurer Appointment upon filing for office and before making campaign expenditures or accepting campaign contributions. The filing of a Campaign Treasure Appointment thereafter triggers filing requirements under Title 15 for opposed candidates to file campaign finance reports, 30 days and 8 days prior to Election Day, as well as 8 days prior to Election Day in a Run-off Election scenario.
If the unsuccessful candidate does not expect to accept any further campaign contributions or to make any further campagin expenditures, he/she should file a Final Report to be relieved of further filing requiements. Officeholders are required to file reports semi-annually on January 15th and July 15th each year during the duration of their respective term in office.
Visit www.ethics.state.tx.us for more information on campaign finance as the City Secretary's role is limited to accepting the various forms and reports noting the date and time of the filing and is not expected to comment on sufficiency of reports filed