City Hall’s ethics board ruled unanimously Thursday that anti-abortion activists violated the City Charter and election code when they targeted a City Council candidate with graphic mailers.
The group behind the mailers, Protest ABQ, had been accused of failing to register as a political committee with the city – a process that requires disclosing campaign spending, donations and other activity.
The fliers targeted Pat Davis, a Democrat who ultimately won election to succeed Councilor Rey Garduño.
The ethics board voted 4-0 to impose a $1,000 fine and issue a public reprimand. The group is still crafting a written opinion with its specific findings.