Darr Missed Campaign Finance Training Sessions

THV 11– The head of the Arkansas Ethics Commission says he does not believe the lieutenant governor ever attended a training session on the state’s campaign finance laws.

The panel this week reprimanded Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr, who agreed to pay $11,000 in fines over allegations he misspent money from his campaign account. He has resisted calls to resign.

Graham Sloan, the executive director of the ethics panel, said that, to his knowledge, Darr did not attend any sessions on campaign finance laws, but that he didn’t know if Darr sent a delegate.

Attendance is not mandatory. Sloan said in a story published Friday in the Southwest Times Record that the campaign finance sessions are offered five or six times every campaign season. One for 2014 has already occurred.

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