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Candidate Admitted Welfare Fraud

A candidate for the Spokane City Council admitted to welfare fraud six years ago. Larry J. Bacon, a mechanic running for Council Position 1, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft after admitting he lied about his income to the state Department of Health and Social Services, according to court records. "That should have been closed," said Bacon when asked about the record of the conviction. He said he made full restitution to the state.

Larry Bacon

(Photo of Larry Bacon)

Jim Kolva

(Photo of Jim Kolva)

Steven Neumiller

FOR THE RECORD (September 13, 1995): A photograph of Steven Neumiller, candidate for a District 81 School Board seat, was inadvertently omitted from Tuesday's Spokesman-Review. In the interest of fairness, the photo appears here. (photo of Steven Neumiller ran with correction)

Jimmy Marks

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Chenoweth Lags In Funds Despite Large Debt, Congressman Has Raised Less Money Than Colleagues

Despite having one of the largest third-party debts of any freshman Republican in the House, Idaho's conservative Rep. Helen Chenoweth is trailing her colleagues in fund raising this year. A new analysis of campaign finance reports for the first half of 1995 shows that the average amount of campaign cash raised from January through June by the 50 House GOP freshmen was $142,000 - $20,000 more than Chenoweth managed to generate.

Illegal Campaign Money Already Spent Watchdogs Want Return Of All $70,000 In Illegally Raised Funds, But Gop Says It’s Already Spent Half

Government watchdogs want state Senate Republicans to return all the campaign money illegally raised during the 1995 legislative session. In a letter to the state Public Disclosure Commission last week, the Senate Republican Campaign Committee offered to settle the case by repaying $35,310 to contributors, or roughly half the money raised.