Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 18, 2019 | Updated: April 5, 2019

Donor Lists

Todd Williams and the office of the Buncombe County District Attorney,

Please produce donor lists for both campaigns. This should include names and financial amounts for all persons you are legally obligated to repost as well as other contributions and gifts you would feel ‘ethically’ moved to disclose as part of ‘transparency’ lest you be exposed later.

Thank you,
A Concerned Citizen

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 5, 2019 10:14 am

    2 months ago

    from: NO- REPLY <[email protected]>
    to: r[email protected]
    date: Apr 5, 2019, 10:14 AM
    subject: Response to records request

     

    We received the following records request through your website:

     

    “Todd Williams and the office of the Buncombe County District Attorney,

     

    Please produce donor lists for both campaigns. This should include names and financial amounts for all persons you are legally obligated to repost as well as other contributions and gifts you would feel ‘ethically’ moved to disclose as part of ‘transparency’ lest you be exposed later.

     

    Thank you,
    A Concerned Citizen”

     

    The District Attorney’s office is not in possession of any public records responsive to this request. However, this is because the political campaign is, by law, not a part of transacting public business as the elected District Attorney and thus does not meet the statutory definition of public record. In fact, the law intends for all campaign activity to be kept completely separate from exercising the public duties of the office.

     

    However, all campaigns have mandatory reporting requirements regarding the requested information that are imposed by state law and the Board of Elections. The District Attorney is in full compliance with all such requirements. As such, the requested information should be available by going to the NC Board of Elections website and following the directions to access the public filings.

     

    Thank you,
    District Attorney’s Office

     

    Editor’s Note: Because we are aware of Todd Williams and Ben Scales’ run for Buncombe County District Attorney in 2018, we were able to do a search through NC Board of Elections’ website for the requested campaign information.

     

    If the sender would like to navigate to this information via the following two links, we believe this would satisfy the request. However, if additional information is needed please reach out to Board of Elections directly.

    Todd Williams link:
    https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFOrgLkup/CommitteeGeneralResult/?name=Todd&useOrgName=False&useCandName=True&useInHouseName=False&useAcronym=False

     

    Ben Scales link:
    https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFOrgLkup/CommitteeGeneralResult/?name=ben&useOrgName=False&useCandName=True&useInHouseName=False&useAcronym=False

     

    Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Completed
  • March 19, 2019 2:11 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 19, 2019, 2:11 PM
    subject: Records Request: Donor Lists

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office

     

    We’ve received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Donor Lists

     

    Message:
    “Todd Williams and the office of the Buncombe County District Attorney,

     

    Please produce donor lists for both campaigns. This should include names and financial amounts for all persons you are legally obligated to repost as well as other contributions and gifts you would feel ‘ethically’ moved to disclose as part of ‘transparency’ lest you be exposed later.

     

    Thank you,
    A Concerned Citizen”

     

    Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 18, 2019 7:36 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending