Jon Powers and his $5,000 campaign salary
Water Buffalo Press finds evidence that Jon Powers drew a salary from his campaign funds while running for office and even has cash on hand to live comfortably for a while yet.
Powers recent FEC filing gives us a better idea of just what these “reimbursements” were. Remember that Powers was also being reimbursed already for credit card fees, meals, travel and health insurance.
It turns out these “reimbursements” are more accurately defined as a salary which Powers was drawing from the campaign account.
Powers latest filing shows a payment to the candidate in September in the amount of $5,000 listed with the true explanation of the amounts: Payroll.
This seems irregular to me. I've never heard of a candidate drawing salary from campaign funds before. But maybe it's more normal than I know.