RC Sen. Ralph Hise files Semi-annual finance report – no amended filings

RALEIGH – Over three months have passed after the deadline to correct faulty campaign finance reports; N.C. Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Rutherford,Mitchell) has yet to amend them. The campaign finance filings have alleged violations of:

  • missing donor information
  • a misappropriation of around $10,000 by Hise
  • failure to report more than $9,000 nine political action committees (PAC) reported making to his campaign over a four year period,
  • failure to provide itemized information on thousands of dollars in campaign disbursements

Hise, a four-term Senator who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Elections, has not returned our request for comment.

“I can only tell you at this point that this case remains under investigation and that the Hise committee is cooperating,” said Patrick Gannon, spokesman for the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.

Campaign finance disclosures reveal who is funding a campaign, how those funds are being spent, and how both of those might relate to a candidate’s position on key issues.

 

Campaign Finance 2017 Mid Year Semi-Annual for:
RALPH HISE FOR NC SENATE [STA-U308KT-C-001]

Political Committee Disclosure Report





Committee Name Committee Type SBoE ID Report Type Period Covered
RALPH HISE FOR NC SENATE
PO BOX 86
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Candidate Committee STA-U308KT-C-001 2017 Mid Year Semi-Annual
From: 01/01/2017
To: 06/30/2017
Filed: 07/27/2017
Type Name Address
Treasurer AMY B ELLIS 10809 GRASSY CREEK PLACE, RALEIGH, NC, 27614
Candidate RALPH E HISE JR 44 HEMLOCK AVE, SPRUCE PINE, NC, 28777
Name Type Address Purpose Begin Balance End Balance
TD BANK Checking PRIMARY CHECKING $33,969.82 $0.00
WELLS FARGO Checking PO BOX 6995, PORTLAND, OR 97228 CHECKING $0.00 $0.00
Total This Period Total This Election
Cash on Hand at Beginning $34,455.02 $34,455.02
RECEIPTS $0.00 $0.00
Aggregated Contributions from Individuals $0.00 $0.00
Contributions from Individuals $826.79 $826.79
Political Party Committees $0.00 $0.00
Other Political Committees (such as PACs) $4,100.00 $4,100.00
Loan Proceeds $0.00 $0.00
Refunds/Reimbursements To the Committee $0.00 $0.00
Interest on Bank Accounts $0.11 $0.11
Contributions from Not-For-Profit Organizations $0.00 $0.00
Outside Sources of Income $0.00 $0.00
Legal Expense Fund – Other Sources $0.00 $0.00
Exempt Purchase Price Sales $0.00 $0.00
Total Receipts $4,926.90 $4,926.90
EXPENDITURES $0.00 $0.00
Operating Expenditures $6,749.62 $6,749.62
Contributions to Candidates/Political Committees $70.00 $70.00
Coordinated Party Expenditures $0.00 $0.00
Aggregated Non-Media Expenditures $132.29 $132.29
Loan Repayments $0.00 $0.00
Refunds/Reimbursements From the Committee $200.00 $200.00
In-Kind Contributions $826.79 $826.79
Total Expenditures $7,978.70 $7,978.70
Cash on Hand at End of Reporting Period $31,403.22 $31,403.22
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION $0.00 $0.00
Non-Monetary Gifts Given to Other Committees $0.00 $0.00
Outstanding Loans (incl. ones from other campaigns) $708.87 $0.00
Debts and Obligations owed BY the Committee $0.00 $0.00
Debts and Obligations owed TO the Committee $0.00 $0.00
Account Transfers Within the Committee $0.00 $0.00
Administrative Support $0.00 $0.00
Forgiven Loans $0.00 $0.00
48-Hour Notice Reports Sum $0.00 $0.00
Contributions to be Refunded $0.00 $0.00
Date Is Prior Name Of Contributor And Complete Mailing Address Receipt Type Purpose Description Account Code Form Of Payment Amount Of Receipt Sum To Date
$4,926.90
Date Name Of Payee And Complete Mailing Address Expenditure Type Purpose In-Kind Description Account Code Form Of Payment Amount Of Expenditure Sum To Date
01/11/2017 Aggregated Non-Media Expenditure Operating Expense FLAGS CK-1 Check $19.36 $19.36
01/31/2017 Aggregated Non-Media Expenditure Operating Expense BANK SERVICE CHARGE CK-1 Draft $2.00 $4.00
01/31/2017 Aggregated Non-Media Expenditure Operating Expense BANK SERVICE CHARGE CK-1 Draft $2.00 $4.00
04/29/2017 Aggregated Non-Media Expenditure Contribution to Candidate or Political Committee 2 Check $20.00 $20.00
05/04/2017 Aggregated Non-Media Expenditure Operating Expense DONATION 2 Check $50.00 $50.00
05/08/2017 Aggregated Non-Media Expenditure Operating Expense FILE FOLDERS AND PENS 2 Debit Card $38.93 $570.55
01/03/2017 BECKY’S FLOWERS
14776 NC-266
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Operating Expense LIFELONG REPUBLICAN VOLUNTEER FUNERAL CK-1 Check $61.71 $61.71
06/26/2017 BOONES CONCRETE SUPPLY LLC
, NC
Refund/Reimbursement from the Committee Check deposited in error. Refund was processed immediately upon identification. 2 Check $100.00 $0.00
05/13/2017 BULADEAN FOUNDATION
746 BELVINS BRANCH ROAD
BAKERSVILLE, NC 28705
Operating Expense SPONSORSHIP FOR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER 2 Check $100.00 $100.00
04/11/2017 CIRKUT PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS
PO BOX 99
HILLSBORO, WV 24946
Operating Expense NCGA PHOTO 2 Check $435.00 $435.00
01/06/2017 COUNTRY CABLEVISION
9449 NC-197
BURNSVILLE, NC 28714
Operating Expense UTILITIES FOR CAMPAIGN OFFICE CK-1 Check $65.71 $65.71
01/12/2017 DUKE ENERGY
100 E DAVIE ST
RALEIGH, NC 27601
Operating Expense UTILITIES FOR CAMPAIGN OFFICE CK-1 Debit Card $129.59 $129.59
06/30/2017 RALPH E HISE JR
INSTRUCTOR
MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
44 HEMLOCK AVE
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
In-Kind Contribution TRAVEL FOR JAN – JUNE (1545 MILES) $826.79 $826.79
12/31/2016 RALPH E HISE JR
INSTRUCTOR
MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
44 HEMLOCK AVE
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
In-Kind Contribution MILEAGE PER PERIOD PER LOG $708.87 $708.87
01/13/2017 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
3741 THISTLEDOWN
RALEIGH, NC 27606
Operating Expense LODGING FOR OPENING DAY CK-1 Debit Card $152.20 $152.20
05/30/2017 HOTEL RESERVATION COUNTER
2961 W MAPLE LOOP DR
SUITE 300
LEHI, UT 84043
Operating Expense LODGING FOR GOP CONVENTION 2 Debit Card $940.58 $940.58
02/20/2017 SCOTT JENKINS
141 HUGHES GAP ROAD
BAKERSVILLE, NC 28705
Operating Expense JAN. AND FEB. OFFICE WORK 2 Check $400.00 $800.00
05/29/2017 SCOTT JENKINS
141 HUGHES GAP ROAD
BAKERSVILLE, NC 28705
Operating Expense MAY AND JUNE CAMPAIGN WORK 2 Check $400.00 $800.00
03/09/2017 MARK MEDIA, INC
PO BOX 744
BURNSVILLE, NC 28714
Operating Expense ADVERTISING 2 Debit Card $365.00 $400.00
06/13/2017 MARK MEDIA, INC
PO BOX 744
BURNSVILLE, NC 28714
Operating Expense ADVERTISING 2 Debit Card $35.00 $400.00
02/15/2017 MICHAEL LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY
1937 FAIRFIELD DRIVE #A
RALEIGH, NC 27608-2759
Operating Expense PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Check $245.00 $245.00
01/08/2017 JAMIE M MILLER, CPA, PLLC
2301 RUTHERFORD RD
MARION, NC 28752
Operating Expense ACCOUNTING SERVICES CK-1 Check $485.00 $485.00
03/09/2017 MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC
PO BOX 607
BURNSVILLE, NC 28714
Operating Expense ADVERTISING 2 Debit Card $385.00 $420.00
06/13/2017 MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC
PO BOX 607
BURNSVILLE, NC 28714
Operating Expense ADVERTISING 2 Debit Card $35.00 $420.00
05/31/2017 NC GENERAL ASSEMBLY
16 WEST JONES ST
RALEIGH, NC 27601
Operating Expense CAUCUS BREAKFAST 2 Check $268.46 $268.46
06/09/2017 NC REPUBLICAN PARTY
1506 HILLSBOROUGH STREET
RALEIGH, NC 27605
Contribution to Candidate or Political Committee 2 Debit Card $70.00 $70.00
06/12/2017 SERENDIPITY CUSTOM FRAMING
511 E US HIGHWAY
19E
BURNSVILLE, NC 28714
Operating Expense OFFICE PICTURE FRAMING 2 Check $54.04 $54.04
02/21/2017 STRAIGHT TALK AIRTIME
9700 NW 112TH AVE
MIAMI, FL 33178
Operating Expense CAMPAIGN TELEPHONE 2 Debit Card $537.43 $537.43
03/09/2017 THERMAL BELT FRIENDS OF THE NRA
11250 WAPLES MILL ROAD
FARIFAX, VA 22030
Operating Expense SPONSORSHIP 2 Check $1,000.00 $1,000.00
01/03/2017 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
899 OAK AVE
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Operating Expense CK-1 Check $7.78 $123.28
02/06/2017 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
899 OAK AVE
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Operating Expense 2 Debit Card $9.00 $123.28
02/21/2017 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
899 OAK AVE
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Operating Expense 2 Debit Card $90.00 $123.28
04/04/2017 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
899 OAK AVE
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Operating Expense 2 Check $16.50 $123.28
02/13/2017 WALMART
2514 HALLTOWN RD
SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777
Operating Expense REPLACECMENT PHONE 2 Debit Card $531.62 $570.55
06/26/2017 WOODYS CHAIR SHOP OF SPRUCE PINE, INC
, NC
Refund/Reimbursement from the Committee Check deposited in error. Refund was processed immediately upon identification. 2 Check $100.00 $0.00
$8,687.57