Inyo County Elections

Conflict of Interest & Campaign Filings

Conflict of Interest filings

The Political Reform Act was adopted as a statewide initiative (Proposition 9) by an overwhelming vote of the people in 1974. The Act requires people  holding specified public offices to file disclosures of investments, real property interests, and income within specified periods of assuming or leaving office, and annually while holding office. Specified local elected officers file their statements of economic interests with the city clerk or county clerk, who keeps a copy of each statement for the public to view.

How do I file my Conflict of Interest form?

If you are required to file a Conflict of Interest Form 700 in Inyo County, you can file in one of the following ways:

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  • Through the mail. You can file through the mail by following the steps outlined below.
  1. Download the Form 700
  2. Complete the form
  3. Mail the form to:
    • Inyo County Clerk
    • PO Drawer F
    • Independence, CA 93526

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  • In person. You can file in person at the Inyo County clerks office located at 168 N. Edwards Street, Independence CA 93526.

How can I get a copy of a filed Conflict of Interest form?

Copies of conflict of interest forms filed in Inyo County can be viewed in person at the Inyo County Clerk’s Office located at 168 N. Edwards Street, Independence, CA 93526.

You may also contact the Inyo County Clerk’s Office at (760) 878-0224 or mhartshorn@inyocounty.us to order a copy to be sent to you.

Statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in an electronic format on the Fair Political Practices website

Who needs to file Conflict of Interest forms?

The following elected officers are required to file conflict of interest forms in Inyo County:

County Central Committee

Democratic Central Committee members
Republican Central Committee members

School

County Superintendent of Schools
County Board of Education, Governing Board Members
Bishop Unified School District, Governing Board Members
Big Pine Unified School District, Governing Board Members
Death Valley Unified School District, Governing Board Members
Lone Pine Unified School District, Governing Board Members
Owens Valley Unified School District, Governing Board Members
Round Valley Joint Elementary School District, Governing Board Members

County

County Supervisor
Assessor
Auditor
Clerk/Recorder
Coroner
District Attorney
Public Administrator/Public Guardian
Sheriff
Treasurer/Tax Collector

District

Big Pine Community Services District, Directors
Big Pine Fire Protection District, Directors
Darwin Community Services District, Directors
East Independence Sanitary District, Directors
Eastern Sierra Community Services District, Directors
Indian Creek/Westridge Community Services District, Directors
Independence Community Services District, Directors
Independence Fire Protection District, Directors
Keeler Community Services District, Directors
Lone Pine Community Services District, Directors
Lone Pine Fire Protection District, Directors
Mesa Community Services District, Directors
Olancha Community Services District, Directors
Sierra Highlands Community Services District, Directors
Sierra North Community Services District, Directors
Southern Inyo Fire Protection District, Directors
Starlite Community Services District, Directors

Campaign Filings & Contribution Limits

Candidates running for a state office and committees that make contributions to state candidates are limited in the amount of contributions they may accept from a single source. Beginning January 1, 2021, a state campaign contribution limit will by default apply to city and county candidates when the city or county has not enacted laws addressing contribution limits on such candidates. The contribution limits are different depending on the office, the committee and the contributor. Inyo County has not adopted regulations, so the state limits currently apply to candidates running for county office.

Candidate or OfficeholderPerson (individual, business entity, committee/PAC)Small Contributor Committee (see definition below)Political Party
County Candidates in Inyo County$4,900$4,900$4,900

Beginning January 1, 2021, redacted local campaign filings will be posted on this website.

470 – Kammi Foote
470 – Thomas L. Hardy
470 – Alisha McMurtrie
470 – Jason E. Molinar
470 – Amy Shepherd