In a decision released today, Commissioner of Political Practices David Murry has found that gubernatorial candidate Ken Miller, R-Laurel, violated campaign laws.
Murry found that the Miller campaign took excessive contributions, failed to report all contributions, failed to properly report all expenditures, accepted anonymous contributions, accepted direct corporate contributions, and made expenditures other than those by the campaign treasurer or deputy treasurer.
Murry also found that Sony Quackenbush, dba Super 8 Motel of Missoula, made direct corporate contributions by allowing Miller to stay in rooms for free on 21 occasions.
This was a complaint filed by Kelly Bishop of Polson. The decision said that civil penalty action was warranted but did not state any amount.