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Staff

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John Steffen
Executive Director
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John oversees the day-to-day operations and activities of the Registry.

Rebecca Feland
Fiscal Officer/Budget Analyst
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Rebecca manages the coordination, development, implementation, and administration of the agency’s biennial budget. She also processes accounts payables and the end of fiscal year financial reporting.

Emily Dennis
General Counsel
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Emily oversees candidate and committee Delinquency for late filing of campaign finance statements, Conciliation Agreements, Complaints, and Advisory Opinions. She also represents the agency at all levels of state and federal court.

Katie Flora
Paralegal
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Katie coordinates delinquency and conciliation procedures for late filing of campaign finance statements, investigates case facts, drafts conciliation agreements and letters, and assists the General Counsel on all legal matters.

David Simpson
Auditor IV
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David is responsible for performing comprehensive compliance audits of gubernatorial slates/committees as well as statewide candidates/committees, Unauthorized Campaign Committees, Inaugural Committees, and other audits and investigations as warranted. He provides direction on campaign finance questions to campaigns, candidates, and the general public.

Josh Manuel
Auditor I
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Josh is responsible for performing comprehensive compliance audits of gubernatorial slates/committees as well as statewide candidates/committees, and other audits and investigations as warranted. He provides direction on campaign finance questions to campaigns, candidates, and the general public.

George Baker
Administrative Specialist III
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George is responsible for reviewing the financial reports for all registered Political Action Committees (PACs), Executive Committees, Caucus Campaign Committees, and Political Issues Committees filed with the agency. He also oversees Independent Expenditure financial reports filed with KREF.

Jeff Clark
Administrative Specialist II
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Jeff handles customer support by providing access to agency personnel and information. He also provides support in the review, evaluation, development, and implantation of Registry activities, in addition to preparing special reports.

Sandy Gibson
Administrative Specialist II
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Sandy is responsible for daily routine filings for Candidates and Committees. She also serves as County Clerk Liaison with KREF-001s, Certification of Candidates, and Win/Loss Certification, and assists in Open Record Requests.

Bonnie Harris
Administrative Specialist III
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Bonnie provides administrative support services for the agency's Executive Director and functions as liaison to the Registry Board Members. She serves as the agency’s Records Officer, assisting the public with open records requests. She also serves as Property Officer, Building Liaison, Supply Clerk, and Assistant Webmaster.

Jocelyn King
Administrative Specialist II
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Jocelyn assists candidates with last names beginning T through Z, campaign committees, and the public with interpreting statutes and regulations. She is also responsible for pre-auditing campaign finance reports to ensure compliance with campaign finance laws.

Kristy King
Administrative Specialist III
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Kristy assists candidates with last names beginning H through S, campaign committees, and the public with interpreting statutes and regulations. She is also responsible for pre-auditing campaign finance reports to ensure compliance with campaign finance laws. Kristy serves as the “lead” Administrator and currently handles all Judicial Financial Disclosures.

Melissa Stinnett
Administrative Specialist II
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Melissa assists candidates with last names beginning A through G, campaign committees, and the public with interpreting statutes and regulations. She is also responsible for pre-auditing campaign finance reports to ensure compliance with campaign finance laws.

Tom Messinger
Systems Engineer
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Tom maintains the Registry’s KREF System, oversees the Registry’s electronic filing program, and maintains the Registry’s website and Online Searchable Database.