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Secretary of state dismisses campaign finance complaint against regent candidate Smith

Author: Marianne Goodland - August 10, 2018 - Updated: August 10, 2018

The secretary of state announced Friday that its elections office has dismissed a Republican-mounted campaign finance complaint against Lesley Smith, a Democrat running for an at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.