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Independent candidate levels blame at officials for filing woes
The Daily Progress Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.

An independent candidate for Charlottesville City Council could be fined $100 for failing to meet a reporting deadline earlier this month. A city election official said his latest campaign finance report, which was due July 17, remains under review.

According to the Virginia Department of Elections website, independent candidate Kenny Jackson reported his campaign finance activity from June 2 to June 30 more than a week late on Monday. However, in an interview Wednesday, Jackson said he turned the report in on time but couldn’t get a confirmation from local or state officials after he said it was submitted.

Jackson said he feels the Department of Elections and the city’s election office have failed to prove they can provide an adequate amount of support for independent candidates.

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