Patrick B. McGuigan
State Rep. Mike Reynolds, an Oklahoma City Republican, has filed six ethics complaints before the state Ethics Commission. Soon after the filings on Wednesday (June 13), he provided copies of the complaints to CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations.
The first filing is aimed at state Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond, a Republican and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Reynolds contends Jolley accepted “in excess of $5,000 from a political action committee, registered as Oklahoma Medical PAC, for the respondent’s 2010 Campaign committee, registered as Friends of Clark Jolley 2010.”
Reynolds also filed a complaint against state Sen. Sean Burrage of Claremore, a Democrat and the Senate Minority Leader. Reynolds contends the Senate Minority Leader “accepted in excess of $5,000 from a political action committee, registered as Oklahoma Energy PAC.”
Reynolds filed a complaint against Friends of David Prater for District Attorney 2006, contending the Oklahoma County district attorney’s campaign organization accepted “in excess of $5,000 from a political action committee, registered as OKC Firefighters Association PAC.”
Reynolds filed similar Ethics Commission complaints against four House colleagues – three Republicans and one Democrat.
The Democrat is Cory Williams of Stillwater. Reynolds contends he accepted “in excess of $5,000 from a political action committee, registered as Oklahoma Educational Association Fund” for the 2010 campaign.
Reynolds asserts state Rep. T.W. Shannon of Lawton, whom House Republicans have designated as Speaker, accepted “in excess of $5,000” from the state Association of General Contractors, for “Friends of T.W. Shannon 2008.”
The final two complaints are aimed at the 2010 campaigns of Glen Mulready of Tulsa and Jason Nelson of Oklahoma City, alleging excess contributions from, respectively, a Realtors’ PAC and the public employees’ group.
NOTE: When this story was first reported, we mistakenly said six complaints had been filed. Seven were filed but one (that aimed at David Prater) is apparently moot. We regret the error.