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FPPC fines Coast Community College trustee

April 11, 2011

Coast Community College District Trustee David Grant was fined $200 for not disclosing election spending before a mandatory deadline.

The Committee to Elect David Grant Trustee 2010, of which he was the treasurer, failed to disclose monies spent in a timely manner in a pre-election statement for the period ending Oct. 16, 2010, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) decided Monday.

Grant could not be immediately reached for comment.

Candidates are required to keep detailed lists of campaign contributions received and monies spent. They must be submitted periodically throughout the election period.

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A complaint was made to the FPPC that Grant had run several color ads in local newspapers, including the Daily Pilot, and sent out glossy mailers without reporting the costs on his pre-election statement for that period, according to the official complaint.

The Newport Beach resident served as Orange Coast College president from 1989 to 1995 and was elected to the Coast Community College District board in November with 44% of the votes.

— Britney Barnes

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