Commissioner of Political Practices

Promoting confidence, transparency, and accountability in Montana's democratic processes.

Docket of Formal Complaints

Capitol

For information on the complaint procedure, the complaint form, and the confidentiality and disclosure policy, go to this link.

Updated: July 2, 2024

Wilburn v. Hoiland, COPP-2024-CFP-031

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Hoiland

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Montana Republican Party (via Bradley) v. Mullen, COPP-2024-CFP-030

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Mullen

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Busse for Montana (via Harris) v. Gianforte, COPP-2024-CFP-029

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Gianforte

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Dailey v. McCreary, COPP-2024-CFP-028

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from McCreary

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Montana Republican Party (via Bradley) v. Busse, COPP-2024-CFP-027

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Busse

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Gaub v. MT United PAC, Montanans for Fair Taxation, Kyle McMurray, Scott Sales, Randyn Gregg, and Michelle Binkley, COPP-2024-CFP-025

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letters Requesting Response from MT United PAC, Montanans for Fair Taxation, Kyle McMurray, Scott Sales, Randyn Gregg, and Michelle Binkley

Responses- Response - MT United PAC and Montanans for Fair Taxation; Sales responseGregg responseMcMurray and Binkley joint response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

O'Neill v. Swanson, COPP-2024-CFP-023

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Swanson

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

O'Neill v. Wilson, COPP-2024-CFP-022

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Wilson

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

 Ming Cabrera @ Cabrera for Congress v. Jessica L. Karjala, Footloose Montana, COPP-2024-CFP-020

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Karjala, Footloose Montana

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Hogan v. Olson, COPP-2024-CFP-018

Complaint Amended Complaint and Petition for Declaratory Relief

Letter Accepting Complaint 5/29/2024 correspondence to Hogan re Hogan v Olson and Hogan v Knudsen

Letter Requesting Response from Olson 5/29/2024 correspondence to Olson re Hogan v Olson

Response Response from Olson re 5/29/2024 correspondence

5/31/2023 correspondence to Knudsen, Olson and Hogan

Final Agency Determination - Please see "Complaints Decided under Commissioner Gallus" on the "Campaign Finance Decisions" page.

6/19/2024 Order Denying Petition for Declaratory Ruling and Invitation to Develop the Record

 

Hogan v. Knudsen, COPP-2024-CFP-017

Complaint Amended Complaint and Petition for Declaratory Relief

Letter Accepting Complaint 5/29/2024 correspondence to Hogan re Hogan v Olson and Hogan v Knudsen

Letter Requesting Response from Knudsen 5/29/2024 correspondence to Knudsen re Hogan v Knudsen

Response

5/31/2024 correspondence to Knudsen, Olson and Hogan

6/19/2024 Order Denying Petition for Declaratory Ruling and Invitation to Develop the Record

Austin for Montana (AFM) Response to 6/19/2024 Order and Invitation to Develop the Record

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Munden v. McMurray, COPP-2024-CFP-016

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from McMurray

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Mohs v. Vote Yes for Public Safety, COPP-2024-CFP-015

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Vote Yes for Public Safety

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Kronebusch v. Coombs, COPP-2024-CFP-014

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Coombs

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Kessler III v. McCreary, COPP-2024-CFP-013

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from McCreary

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Kessler III v. Michalson, COPP-2024-CFP-012

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Michalson

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Hermiller v. Whitaker, COPP-2024-CFP-007

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Whitaker

Response- Pending

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Moser and Moser v. Bennett and Franish, COPP-2024-CFP-005

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Bennett and Franish

Response

Final Agency Determination- Pending

 

Sainz v. Wirsching, COPP-2024-CFP-001

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Wirsching

Response- Pending

Final Agency Determination- Pending 

 

 

-Koprivica v. Davis, COPP-2023-CFP-024

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Davis

Response

Final Agency Decision- Pending

 

-Montana Republican Party v. Alke, COPP-2023-CFP-018

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Alke

Response

Final Agency Decision- Pending

 

-Montana Republican Party v. Busse, COPP-2023-CFP-017

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Busse

Response 1- Attribution; Response 2

Final Agency Decision- Pending

 

-Koprivica v. Davis, COPP-2023-CFP-015

Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Davis

Response

Final Agency Decision- Pending

 

-Pearson v. Missoula Organization of Realtors, National Association of Realtors Fund, and Missoula Mayor Committee, COPP-2023-CFP-011

Complaint - Amendments to Complaint

Letter Accepting Complaint - Acceptance of Complaint Amendments

Letter Requesting Response from Missoula Organization of Realtors; Letter Requesting Response from National Association of Realtors Fund; Letter Requesting Response from Missoula Mayor committee - Memo Requesting Response to Complaint Amendments

Missoula Organization of Realtors Response; National Association of Realtors Fund Response; Missoula Mayor Committee Response - Missoula Organization of Realtors Response to Complaint Amendments; National Association of Realtors Fund Response to Complaint Amendments; Missoula Mayor Committee Response to Complaint Amendments

Final Agency Decision- Pending

 

-Bronson v. Free to Learn Action, COPP-2023-CFP-006

Complaint 

Letter Accepting Complaint

Letter Requesting Response from Free to Learn Action

Response- Pending

Final Agency Decision- Pending

 

- Leslie v Manzella - COPP-2020-CFP-035 Response 

 

For all Complaint DECISIONS, click here.

Updated: May 31, 2022
For all archived Orders, click here.

2022 Orders Docket

 

 

 

 

Updated: August 13, 2021
For all Complaint DECISIONS, click here.

 

Updated: July 20, 2023
For all Complaint DECISIONS, click here.

 

Updated: August 10, 2020

For all rulings, click here.

2020 Docket