Dayton Town Supervisor Jim Peglow has filed a complaint with the county district attorney and the state Government Accountability Board (GAB).
He is seeking to have five candidates for town office in Dayton removed from the April 7 ballot.
Peglow alleges that a postcard mailed prior to Tuesday’s town caucus violated state election laws.
The postcard encouraged Dayton residents to attend the caucus and described David Armstrong, Jane Haasch, Michael Halpin, John Miller and Susan Popham as “committed to fiscal responsibility and to listening to and working for the people of Dayton.”
In a Jan. 26 letter to the GAB, Peglow said the five candidates “conspired with other parties to violate State of Wisconsin Campaign Financing Laws by acting jointly and with others to act as a party to raise funds, disburse funds, and campaign for public office without filing campaign statements required by Chapter 11.”
Peglow said the postcard was mailed to approximately 2,000 Dayton residents on behalf of the five candidates.
“This campaign material was unsigned and failed to disclose who authorized the mailing and who paid for this campaign material,” Peglow told the GAB.
Peglow asked the GAB to investigate the matter immediately and bar them from candidacy or remove them from office.
He also requested that the district attorney’s office investigate possible campaign violations.
District Attorney John Snyder said he had no comment on the merits of the complaint.
Read more about Peglow’s complaint in the Feb. 5 Waupaca County Post.