Dinner for Dickinson postponed

Dinner for Dickinson postponed

There are 1 comment on the www.myrecordjournal.com story from Jan 29, 2010, titled Dinner for Dickinson postponed . In it, www.myrecordjournal.com reports that:

WALLINGFORD - A dinner to honor Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. has been postpoed to March 13 to allow time for the State Elections Enforcement Commission to investigate whether the dinner violates a state law that bars holding testimonials for elected officials while they are still in office. Vincent Avallone, the chairman of the Democratic Town Committee, said Wednesday that he filed a complaint with the SEEC over the $40 a ticket dinner to honor Dickinson originally scheduled for Feb. 6. "We're giving the elections commission a chance to look at this," said Craig Fishbein, a Republican Town Councilor and attorney. "We don't think we're doing anything illegal. We're giving them a chance to look at this. If they say so, then we'll be going ahead." "We don't want to break the law, but we don't think the event is illegal," he said. "You allow the process to occur by law, but if they dismiss the complaint then we're going to have a grand old time."

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Morris, CT

#1 Jan 30, 2010
If this was being held for an actual charity it would be legal, but as organized it isn't.

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