FRANKFORT (Sept. 29, 2017)—The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance Board has re-elected Craig C. Dilger as chairman for an 11th consecutive term.
Dilger has served as Registry Chair under three governors. Under his leadership, the Registry has become more transparent and stepped up enforcement activity.
The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s role is to assure the integrity of the Commonwealth’s electoral process by making certain there is full public access to campaign financial data and financial disclosure reports, and by administering Kentucky’s campaign finance laws.
The Registry ensures that election campaign financing information reports are filed on time and that filings are complete, accurate and comply with campaign finance laws. The Registry also tracks candidate and committee election finance activities, audit functions, investigations, responds to requests for advisory opinions, and adjudicates administrative charges of campaign finance law violations.
Kentucky’s campaign finance laws apply to all candidates for office, including gubernatorial slates, judicial, statewide, legislative, city, county and school board candidates, as well as political issue committees, permanent committees (PACs), unauthorized campaign committees, contributing organizations, inaugural committees, state and local party executive committees, and caucus campaign committees.
Dilger is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and has been with the firm since 2001. He chairs the Sports Law and Criminal Law practices. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, education law, sports law and complex white collar criminal defense law. Before joining SKO, Dilger served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Dilger earned his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University.