Political Notebook

Former Tulare County Sheriff Wittman fined for 2010 campaign violations

Former Tulare County Sheriff Bill Wittman.
Former Tulare County Sheriff Bill Wittman. Fresno Bee Staff Photo

Former Tulare County Sheriff Bill Wittman’s 2010 campaign committee and its campaign treasurer, Wayne Bixler, were fined $466 for violations related to his reelection bid from that year, the state’s political watchdog ruled this week.

The Fair Political Practices Commission said Bixler and the campaign committee “failed to timely disclose on two semiannual campaign statements occupation information for 15 individuals and employer information for 24 individuals who made cumulative contributions of $100 or more.”

Wittman won the 2010 reelection bid. In October 2013, however, he announced he was taking a medical leave of absence and would not seek re-election. Last June, acting Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux won election to officially replace Wittman, who had been sheriff since 1995.