A Republican House member has filed hundreds of ethics complaints against candidates and legislators from both parties for allegedly violating various campaign reporting requirements.
Rep. Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City filed the complaints on Thursday with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. He says fines associated with the violations could total more than $7 million.
Reynolds says he spent three weeks and used computer programs he developed to analyze Ethics Commission data. He says most of the violations involved late filings of campaign contribution and expenditure reports.
Reynolds says he filed the reports to address what he says is a problem of lack of enforcement of ethics violations.
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission's new executive director, Lee Slater, declined to comment on the complaints.
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