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St. Paul City and School Board Candidates and Candidate Committees 

2014 Campaign Finance Information


Reports and forms due in 2014

  • Year-end report
    Due on the last Tuesday in January of each year (January 27, 2015, due at 12:00 pm)
  • If a new candidate/committee reaches $100 or more in contributions and/or expenditures in 2014, the candidate/committee must file a Registration and Statement of Organization and initial report within 14 days of reaching $100. The candidate/committee must then also file the year-end report.  See below for links to the forms. 

Reports and forms due in 2015 for candidates on ballot

New candidates and candidate committees
All candidates and candidate committees are required to file campaign finance reports with Ramsey County Elections when they receive contributions and/or make expenditures equal to or greater than $100 in a calendar year.  Upon filing the following two forms, you become registered with Ramsey County Elections and then must follow the reporting schedule for registered candidates and committees.  This registration stays active until a candidate or committee files a final report.

  • Registration and Statement of Organization 
    Due within 14 days of receiving contributions and/or making expenditures equal to or greater than $100 in a calendar year.  Updated statements of organization must be filed any time there is a change in committee information (except liquid assets).
  • Initial report
    One-time report due within 14 days of receiving contributions or making expenditures of $100 or more in a calendar year.  This report opens a committee account with Ramsey County Elections.  If this report has previously been filed by the committee, it does not need to be filed again unless the committee closed its account with Ramsey County Elections in the past and must open a new account. 

Registered candidates and candidate committees

Reporting period for all reports

The reporting period is from the day following the last reporting date on the previously filed report up to and including the fifth day before the current report is due.  However, the January report must include all transactions from the end date of the last previous report up to and including December 31 of the previous year.

Information to be reported

  • Summary of all contributions received, whether cash or in-kind, during the reporting period  
  • Summary of all expenditures made during the reporting period  
  • Names of persons making contributions of $50 or more in the aggregate during the calendar year, address, employer or occupation if self-employed, the amount of the contribution, and the date the contribution was received  
  • Names of persons/businesses to whom expenditures were made, the purpose of the expenditure, the date of the expenditure, and the amount of the expenditure 
  • Current account balance

Closing committee account

  • Final report 
    A candidate or committee may dissolve a candidate/committee account and file a final report at any time once all debts have been paid and all assets in excess of $100 in the aggregate have been disposed of.  Filing a final report ends all reporting requirements with Ramsey County Elections.  For laws governing disposal of assets, see Minn. Stat. Ch. 211A.13 and Ch. 211B.12 subd (6).

Contribution limits - Saint Paul Mayor
Year when office is not on the ballot: $250
Year when office is on the ballot: $1000 

Contribution limits - Saint Paul City Council
Year when office is not on the ballot: $250
Year when office is on the ballot: $600

Contribution limits - Independent School District 625 Candidates
Year when office is not on the ballot: $250
Year when office is on the ballot: $1000

Prohibited committee transfers
Candidates for city offices may not accept transfers from a principal campaign committee (such as a committee established for a candidate for a state office under Minn. Stat. Ch. 10A) and must not make contributions to a principal campaign committee, unless the contribution is made from the personal funds of the candidate.

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