Boro GOP late on filings

By Sarina Trangle

The Queens GOP locked itself out of official campaign coffers’ ledgers — and not because of inner-party bickering.

Borough Republicans missed the July 15 deadline for filing biannual financial disclosure reports for three committees it operates because it had a new treasurer and needed to request the PIN associated with its accounts from the state Board of Elections, according to a BOE spokesman.

John Conklin, BOE director of public information, said Tuesday the GOP had not yet submitted paperwork detailing the past six months of its receipts and expenditures in the Queens County Republican Committee, Queens County Housekeeping Account and Queens County Victory Fund.

Conklin said the delays did not warrant any formal enforcement action.

GOP Executive Director Robert Hornak said Monday there was confusion over paperwork submitted to the BOE about changing its treasurer and the party planned to have it sorted out Tuesday.

But filings were not in by then.

The Queens Democratic Party reported a balance of $159,462.10 after raising $266,615 and spending $223,513.19 over the first half of 2014, BOE filings show.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at strangle@cnglocal.com.

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