State Sen. Leader in Hot Water After ProgressNowNM Raises Questions About Campaign Spending

17 May 2012

NM State Sen. William Sharer’s campaign account usage questioned


By Kurt Madar, Farmington Daily-Times
Posted:   05/17/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT



FARMINGTON — Republican state Sen. William Sharer of Farmington appears to have violated state campaign finance laws by paying for housing out of his campaign finance account. According to an expenditures and contributions report Sharer filed with the Secretary of State’s office, Sharer paid approximately $4,300 in 2011 and 2012 to property rental company Maez & Co. to rent a condo in Santa Fe during legislative sessions. “He definitely rented during the legislative session,” said Pam Maez, owner of Maez & Co. “According to the lease file, he rented from Jan.