The Texas Ethics Advisory Board is investigating the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio’s campaign finance report because of the group’s LGBT policies agenda and its involvement in helping the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance pass.
The Texas Ethics Advisory Board is a tea party political action committee that has no affiliation with the state ethics commission, but member William Elmer told KENS 5 it found violations in three categories. The group alleges that Stonewall didn’t disclose political contributions and expenditures required by the ethics rules, including not listing the occupation of people who donated more $50 and didn’t identify the candidate or party the group supports.
He said the board started looking into the group after the ordinance passed, adding that the state ethics commission usually looks into complaints the group files.
Elena Guajardo, a former San Antonio City Councilwoman and now co-chair of the San Antonio Stonewall chapter, said the allegations will be found to be baseless.
She said Stonewall is “mindful and respectful of our need to be transparent and accountable in our financial reporting.”
Watch KENS 5’s report below.