The Public Disclosure Commission ruled today ruled that Democrat Tim Probst is guilty of violating election law. State law requires candidates to file their personal financial affairs statement within two weeks of becoming a candidate, but even after three years Probst had not done so.
“Tim Probst is running for office for the fourth time. He knows the law, but he acted as if the law did not apply to him,” said WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison. “This is a disturbing lack of accountability. Voters are sick and tired of career politicians that put themselves above the law.”
Public records show that Probst received more than $750,000 in taxpayer funded salary, benefits, office expenses, per diem and travel. After losing his last campaign for the State Senate in 2012, the Democrat Party establishment rewarded Probst with a six-figure job with the Employment Security Department.
“Probst’s violation of election law fits the pattern of politicians who enrich themselves and are not accountable to the people,” Hutchison said. “He does not deserve to serve in the State Senate.”