- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Belgrade man has settled a campaign practices complaint brought against him by his former opponent in the race for a state House seat during the 2010 primary election.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2eeZ6g7 ) Ron Murray reached the settlement with Montana’s commissioner of political practices, Jon Motl. Murray has agreed to pay $6,000 in cash and nearly $14,000 in community service.

Motl began investigating Murray after receiving the complaint from former Republican state Rep. Ted Washburn, who won the nomination for state House District 69 in 2010.

Motl found Murray and other conservative candidates accepted unreported services from the National Right to Work Committee, a corporate anti-union organization.

Murray acknowledged in last week’s settlement that he shouldn’t have received some of the services, which included radio advertisements, mailing list production and voter identification.


Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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