Wheeler speaking at his October campaign launch.
Wheeler speaking at his October campaign launch. BLAIR STENVICK

The City of Portland's elections office has stuck Mayor Ted Wheeler's campaign with a $500 fine for bending the city's campaign finance rules.

According to City Elections Officer Deborah Scroggin, Wheeler's campaign was fined for printing a list of top donors on a recent campaign mailer in too small of a font. Scroggin said this style choice violates a newly-enacted requirement for Portland candidates to "prominently" display their top donors on any form of campaign communication with the public.

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This isn't Wheeler's first violation of the city's campaign finance rules this election cycle, but it is the first time his campaign has been fined. Wheeler was sent a warning on April 21 for not listing any of his campaign's top contributors on his campaign website and social media accounts, as required.

Scroggin said the $500 fine was necessary because of his campaign's history of violations. The maximum fine for this particular disclosure violation is $3,000.

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