The donors to the 2011 Sick of Mick campaign are not and never were anonymous. I have a list of each and every one of them and the exact amounts they donated.
Current city law requires that campaign donations of $20 and above be reported by donor name, and that is exactly what I did. This law, in lock-step with state law, is designed to protect small donors from voter intimidation. Imagine that in Aspen!
For Mayor Mick to imply that the well-funded Sick of Mick campaign was not funded by many citizens and instead by a single large donor illustrates not only his paranoia but especially his anger at not being able to further compile the “enemies list” of political detractors he is well known for maintaining. The success of the Sick of Mick campaign fundraising was based solely on many local citizens’ elation at being able to oppose the mayor without fear of very real reprisals.
Mick says the safety of our elections is at stake because of small campaign donations that are not attributed to individuals. Hardly. It’s at stake because of the city’s lack of election integrity. We are nearly four years into a legal battle, funded at taxpayer expense, because the city will not release the ballot images from the 2009 election despite court direction to do so. They’re obviously hiding something far worse and illegal than my list of $19.99 campaign donors permitted by law.