As you can see, Tibbetts turned in her conflict of interest form without filling out where she receives her income. You don’t have to list the AMOUNT just where it comes from, and if it is anything over $2,000 a year. I would guess being a commercial realtor, sitting on the Sanford Foundation board and her husband being employed by a large bank here in town the list is probably long, but you can add an attachment.

The school district was made aware of the mistake by a reporter and allowed Bobbie to fix the document.

Did you see what I saw? Bobbie was handed the original document to fill out, I know, because the date, the signature and all the handwriting from the original document are the same in the other fields. (I also saved the original PDF document, so I have evidence it was changed).

This actually may be perjury because if you amend a document you must submit a whole new document, you can’t just add to document you already turned in, and you certainly can’t keep the original date. Also, the printed form itself is incorrect because it lists Bev Chase as the contact with the school district, she has been retired for awhile now.

So is this on the School District officials or the Candidate? I think both. Both should know better.

I find it interesting that she didn’t initially fill this out, I also find it interesting that she is the only school board candidate to skip that part of the form. So why didn’t the election rep from the school district inform her that it must be filled out when she turned it in?

When you run for public office, you officially become a public figure and must disclose your livelihood with possible voters. It’s that whole openness in government thingy.

You could chalk it up to a beginner’s mistake, and I am sure that will be the excuse hurled, but what worries me more is that a government election official is not catching these errors and correcting them immediately, or not correcting them the right way.

And then there is the Auditor’s office . . . as a reporter said to me this morning, April 9th is going to be an interesting day.

*Also if you look at her chair of her campaign it is obvious she is a PTH recruit, I guess apparently now he must noodle around in school district politics.

6 Thoughts on “Sioux Falls School Board candidate Amends campaign finance form without saying it was amended

  1. Paul ElevenHaken has decided to meddle in Sioux Falls School District activities while sending his kiddos to Sioux Falls Christian schools?

  2. joe swan on March 1, 2024 at 9:47 am said:

    so this is what not to do right?

  3. D@ily Spin on March 1, 2024 at 12:22 pm said:

    Affiliation with First Premier and Bender is enough to reveal this candidate represents the ruling aristocracy. The monetary amount hardly matters. To get education equality, voters must realize schools in impoverished areas will continue to suffer from lack of attention and funding. Vote for Pedro.

  4. Reliable Voter on March 1, 2024 at 1:12 pm said:

    Joe is correct.

    12-25-30. Statements by candidates for local office–Violation as petty offense or misdemeanor.
    Any candidate for county commissioner, school board member in a school district with a total enrollment of more than two thousand students, or commissioner, council member, or mayor in any first class municipality, shall file a statement of financial interest with the office at which the candidate’s nominating petitions are filed not more than fifteen days after filing the candidate’s nominating petitions or, if otherwise nominated, not more than fifteen days after the candidate’s nomination is certified. Any violation of this section is a petty offense. An intentional violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
    Source: SL 1974, ch 121, § 4; SL 1977, ch 68, § 12; SL 1982, ch 86, § 109; SL 1992, ch 60, § 2; SL 1995, ch 85; SL 2017, ch 23, § 5.

  5. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on March 1, 2024 at 1:38 pm said:

    Bender, First Premier, Embrace, and Sanford…. Could the Gods have found a better candidate?

    Talk about the ‘Chosen’.

  6. scott on March 3, 2024 at 8:18 am said:

    is she one of those moms for liberty?

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