Local Interest
3:55 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Wright Probe Continues

Wilmington, NC – The State Board of Elections says it will hold an investigative hearing into the campaign finances of State Representative Thomas Wright starting May 15th.


State Board of Elections Director Gary Bartlett says once the board hears the evidence it could exonerate Wright, issue a public reprimand, impose a fine, refer the case to a district attorney or issue a fine and refer the case to a district attorney's office.


Bartlett says he doesn't know how long the investigative hearing into Wright's campaign will take.


The State Board of Elections began its probe last March after former democratic consultant Joe Sisnheimer filed a complaint against Wright for failing to disclose campaign contributions in a timely manner.


Wright has called the investigation an orchestrated push to get him out of office.