OAKLAND (AP) – An Oakland mayoral candidate has returned campaign contributions from A’s co-owner Lew Wolff and his family over concerns they may run afoul of a city campaign finance law.
City councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan recently gave back three $700 checks that Wolff, his wife and his daughter wrote in the past two months.
City law regulates contributions from people who have recently done business with the city.
The city council recently approved a lease extension for the A’s at the O.co Coliseum. Kaplan met with Wolff to help set the framework for the lease deal.
Kaplan’s campaign manager, Jason Overman, says it didn’t seem like the law applied to the contributions from Wolff and his family, but the campaign wanted to avoid even the appearance of conflict.
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