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Beaver County official’s funding of master’s at issue

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
| Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:00 a.m

Beaver County Commissioner Charles Camp says he did nothing wrong when he used campaign funds to pay more than $12,000 in tuition toward his master’s degree in public policy and management.

Camp, a Republican, says he did not hide the payments on his campaign expense reports because he believes the expenditures are legal. State law says campaign funds can be spent only on items that could influence the outcome of an election. Camp says his degree qualifies because it makes him more electable.

He got his master’s at the University of Pittsburgh by writing a thesis on transportation planning programs.

A spokeswoman for the Department of State, which oversees election laws, said anyone who opposes Camp’s actions would have to file a complaint through the county elections board.

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