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Supervisors Order Internet Listing of Campaign Donors

November 26, 2003|From a Times Staff Writer

Campaign finance reports for all Orange County elected officials and candidates for elected office will be posted on the Internet, the Orange County Board of Supervisors decided unanimously Tuesday.

State law requires candidates for elected office to submit reports identifying campaign contributors. Those documents will now be scanned electronically by the registrar of voters and placed on the county's Web site.

Several elected county officials spoke in favor of the plan, including Auditor-Controller David E. Sundstrom and Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach, who said he supports easier access to the records because, he said, "I like to have full daylight on everything."

The county will block out the addresses of donors before posting the reports on the Internet to comply with state law, said Steve Rodermund, the county's interim registrar of voters.

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