Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter had to take steps recently to correct a campaign finance violation.
Balter violated a Federal Election Commission review by taking a salary before she was eligible. According to the rules, candidates are allowed to collect a salary from their campaign, but not before the deadline to file for the primary election.
Balter's campaign said they were unaware of that rule. Once notified, they said Balter was immediately removed from the campaign payroll.
She will also reimburse the campaign in full — a total of about $6,700.
Balter is a visiting assistant professor at Syracuse University who is running for the Democratic nomination to unseat Republican Rep. John Katko in New York’s 24th Congressional District. He unsuccessfully ran against him in 2018.
The 24th District covers Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne and western Oswego counties.