Elected officials are required to fill out the forms under the Fair Campaign Practices Act and disclose, among other information, investment interests in real estate in El Paso County and gifts they received.
The covered time period is from May to April and only incumbents have to file.
Here’s a partial look at what former Mayor Lionel Rivera, who served until Mayor Steve Bach took office, and council members Scott Hente, Bernie Herpin and Jan Martin reported:
Hente reported receiving free golf fees last June valued at $150 from the Housing and Building Association for an HBA golf tournament.
Hente also reported receiving free golf fees from The Broadmoor, also valued at $150 and also last June, for the “U.S. Women’s Open kick-off.”
Hente, now the City Council president, reported a long list of private interests. Click here to see his report.
Martin reported that she “attended various local events hosted by community organizations,” but didn’t disclose the name of the organizations or other required information.
“Most of them are nonprofit kinds of things that I went to,” Martin said in an interview.
“If somebody wants more (information), I’m glad to provide it,” she said.
Actually, it’s required by law.
According to the form:
“Any person who willfully files a false or incomplete report pursuant to this section, who willfully fails to file the
report required by this section, or who willfully fails to provide the statement of value required by Section 24-6-
203, C.R.S., is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than
fifty dollars nor more than one thousand dollars.”
Click here to read Martin’s report.
Herpin said he “received no gifts or other benefits in excess of those allowed by the Fair Campaign Practices Act.”
That amount is $50, Herpin said.
Click here to see Herpin’s report.
Rivera reported four free meals, including two valued at $30 from the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Club.
He also reported receiving a meal valued at $85 for the “Cinco de Mayo dinner.”
“I was invited to make welcome comments and was presented an award,” the former mayor wrote in his forms.
Click here to see Rivera’s report.