Campaign Finance Reports filed by Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities
Pursuant to the Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities*, the following points are a few things to remember:
If you plan to run for a public office in Texas (except for a federal office), you must file an APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY A CANDIDATE (FORMCTA) with the proper filing authority when you become a candidate even if you do not intend to accept campaign contributions or make campaign expenditures.
A person may not accept a campaign contribution or make a campaign expenditure unless the person has a campaign treasurer appointment on file with the proper filing authority.
Once a person files a form appointing a campaign treasurer, the person is a candidate for disclosure filing purposes and is responsible for filing periodic reports of contributions and expenditures with the proper filing authority until the person files a “final report.”
The candidate, not the campaign treasurer, is responsible for filing periodic reports of contributions and expenditures.
*Texas Ethics Commission, Revised 09/01/2013
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