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Case No. 19-0094

Gary Dickey Jr.
v.
Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board

Gary Dickey,Jr. sought judicial review after the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board dismissed his complaint alleging Governor Reynolds’ campaign committee underreported the fair market value of an in-kind contribution on its campaign disclosure report. The district court dismissed the petition, concluding Dickey failed to demonstrate that he is injuriously affected by the Board’s decision to dismiss the complaint. The court of appeals affirmed. On further review, Dickey contends that he possesses informational standing to seek judicial review of the Board’s decision.

County:
Polk
Trial Court Case No.:
CVCV057127

Applicant

Gary Dickey Jr.

Resister

Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board

Attorneys for Applicant

Gary Dickey, pro se

Attorneys for Resister

David M. Ranscht, Assistant Attorney General

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Jan 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0094
Date Published:
May 01, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0094
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie K. Vaudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (6 pages)

            Gary Dickey Jr. appeals from the dismissal of his petition for judicial review by which he sought to challenge a decision of the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we agree with the district court that Dickey has not demonstrated “a specific and injurious effect” such that he may obtain judicial review of the Board’s ruling under Iowa Code section 17A.19(1), we affirm.

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