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At-large City Director Antwan Phillips failed to file required campaign forms and his Exploratory Committee illegally operated as a campaign organization

Phillips could have and should have done a better job following campaign finance laws


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In his run for the Little Rock City Board of Directors in 2020,  attorney Antwan Phillips failed to file the required Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports.

Phillips can't claim ignorance of the law as an excuse, as the Little Rock City Clerk emailed him a packet that contained information about the required forms he would have to file and instructions for filing them.

That violation of the law has resulted in our filing a complaint with the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

And to make matters worse, the Exploratory Committee established to raise campaign funds for Phillips, "Friends of Antwan Phillips" or "FAP" failed to turn overs fund raised to Phillips when he became a candidate and cease operations.

Instead FAP chugged on as a campaign machine for Phillips, accepting illegal contributions and violating Arkansas laws.

FAP was run by a fellow attorney-at-law and co-worker of Phillips at the Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Law Firm, Adrienne Baker.

Adrienne Baker - FAP Treasurer

And you guessed correctly, that resulted in our filing a complaint with the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

 

According to the last  Exploratory Committee Contribution and Expense report filed by Baker, the Phillips campaign ended in the hole with a debt of $12,156.66.

The willful violations of Arkansas campaign finance laws by Phillips and Baker does not inspire confidence in them as competent attorneys and reflects poorly on their law firm. 

And if you watch the city board meeting you will see that Phillips also has difficulty in understanding Robert's Rules of Order, even after we sent him this link to a cheat sheet before his first board meeting.

We also have a complaint to be filed later this week with the Ethics Commission and the Sheriff's Department concerning the mayor, members of his staff and other city employees regarding violations of laws regarding the campaign for his failed sales tax initiative.

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Apparently Phillips doesn't want folks to know he lives out in Chenal, as he lists his law firm's address as his home.





Here are some photos from his previous home. You can see more by clicking here.





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