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A legislative aide for Sen. Pat Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, has filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission alleging that the senator's chief of staff directed him to use legislative resources for campaign purposes.

The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports:

"In his sworn affidavit to the FPPC, (Legislative Aide David) Kinst says (Chief of Staff Sean) MacNeil directed him on numerous occasions to gather personal information on officials across the North Coast using the Legislative Constituent Management System. He said this data was put into call sheets that Wiggins then used to invite people to campaign fund-raising events. ...

"The legislative database can include a person's home address, home and cell phone numbers, e-mail address and date of birth. Using such information for campaign purposes could violate the state's Political Reform Act governing the proper use of public resources."

Wiggins announced last month that she wouldn't run for re-election because of health issues. MacNeil and a Wiggins spokesman have not returned a request for comment on the complaint.


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