A candidate running for a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives has filed a complaint against his opponent alleging improprieties involving the Elkhart County Clerk’s Office.
David Kolbe, a candidate for Indiana’s 22nd district, filed a complaint against Curt Nisly with the Indiana Election Commission on Aug. 18, according to a report from Stacey Page Online.
Kolbe alleges in the complaint that Nisly’s company, C-Tech Solutions, Inc., secured a contract to design and possibly maintain the website for the Elkhart County Clerk’s Office.
The complaint alleges that the website does not display proper information for the clerk’s office and does mention the clerk by name. The site also included direct links to C-Tech and Nisly’s campaign website, Facebook, blog and donation platform, Stacey Page Online reports.
Kolbe also claims that Nisly’s C-Tech website boasts that the business designed his campaign website, but Nisly’s pre-primary campaign finance report states HS Enterprises LLC designed the site.
Kolbe’s complaint alleges that HS Enterprises is not a registered LLC with the Indiana Secretary of State and that HS Enterprises is run by the general manager of C-Tech Solutions.
According to the complaint, Nisly’s wife Mary is a member of the Elkhart County Vote Center Committee and is the chairwoman of the Elkhart County Republican Party. This raises the issue of a possible conflict of interest.
The complaint asks the Indiana Election Commission to further investigate the allegations.