Assemblywoman Tricia Hunter (R-Bonita) has agreed to pay a $7,000 fine because her campaign failed to report nearly $37,000 in late contributions to her 1989 election race.
The fine is part of a proposed settlement that will be considered by the Fair Political Practices Commission at its Nov. 6 meeting in Sacramento.
The state political watchdog agency has charged Hunter, her original election committee and its treasurer, Myrna R. Allen, with failing to report donations they received just before two special elections in 1989. The donations came in before the elections but after the deadline for the last public reporting period.
State law requires that such "late contributions" be reported within 24 hours, usually in a telegram that lists the donor's name and street address. However, an audit found that Hunter failed to do so six times during her upstart victory in a closely contested race for the 76th Assembly District seat.