Judge Deborah Oakes Evans, Leon County, Anderson County and Freestone County Texas, District Judge of the 87th Judicial District Campaign Finance & Financial Statements

alice valkova filed this request with the Texas Ethics Commission of Texas .
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From: alice valkova

PO Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711-2070
Phone: 512-463-5800 Fax: 512-463-5777

Texas Public Information Act, open records request
District Judge of the 87th Judicial District Deborah Oakes Evans

To Whom It May Concern:
Under the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records within 10 days per statute: Any records regarding officeholder and candidate: Judge Deborah Oakes Evans, Leon County, Anderson County and Freestone County Texas, District Judge of the 87th Judicial District for all years since 2003 to present time of 2018.

I allow for the editing of information which is not able to be released under statute. No documents should be withheld, but only if necessary, information not able to be released under law may be edited.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
If there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

The requested records should include but not be limited to the following:
1. Campaign finance, contributions and expenditure reports
2. Personal Financial Statements
3. Any corrected reports or statements
4. Any letters or correspondence to or from the Texas Ethics Commission

Leon County, Texas, Elections Administrator Donna Golden has advised they do not maintain these records

If you do not maintain these records I would appreciate it if you could direct me to the appropriate organization which would maintain the records I seek.

Sincerely,
Alice Valkova

From: Texas Ethics Commission

Dear Ms. Valkova,

Regarding your public information request received by the Texas Ethics Commission ("Commission") on March 26, 2018, we have a clarification question. Specifically, you requested records regarding Judge Deborah Oakes Evans for the period from 2003 to the present, including but not limited to the following:
1. Campaign Finance, contribution and expenditure reports
2. Personal Financial Statements
3. Any corrected reports or statements
4. Any letters or correspondence to or from the Texas Ethics Commission.

Question: With respect to #4, we assume that you are only interested in letters or other correspondence specifically addressing or referencing the requested individual. This would exclude any generic informational notices regarding filing deadlines or other news that the Commission sends to groups of filer types, such as all judicial candidates and officeholders (JCOH). Is it correct that you are only interested in correspondence specifically addressing or referencing the individual or does your request include generic notices sent to broad groups of filers?

Please provide this clarification so that we can accurately fulfill your request and prepare a cost estimate.

Please note that your request will be considered withdrawn if you do not respond in writing to this request for clarification within 61 days. Section 552.222, Government Code. Thank you for your clarification.
Best Regards,

Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
amy.barden@ethics.state.tx.us
(512) 463-5800
( tel:5124635800) telephone
(512) 463-5777
( tel:5124635777) fax

From: alice valkova

Dear Amy Barden,

In regard to your question pertaining to #4 of my FOIA request, that is correct. I am only interested in letters or other correspondence specifically addressing or referencing the requested individual.

Thank you
Alice Valkova

From: Texas Ethics Commission

Dear Ms. Valkova,

Attached to this e-mail please find a cost estimate letter in response to your public information request received by the Texas Ethics Commission on March 26, 2018. Please let us know if you have any trouble receiving or accessing the PDF document or have any questions.
Best Regards,

Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
amy.barden@ethics.state.tx.us
(512) 463-5800
( tel:5124635800) telephone
(512) 463-5777
( tel:5124635777) fax

From: alice valkova


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $15.69 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: alice valkova

Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
amy.barden@ethics.state.tx.us

Hello,
Just inquiring if you have received payment yet?

From: Texas Ethics Commission

Dear Ms. Valkova,

Yes, the Texas Ethics Commission ("Commission") received your payment of $15.69 (including postage) on April 6, 2018. Thank you for your payment. A copy of your payment receipt, an order letter, and the CD including the information in response to your public information request received by the Commission on April 2, 2018, will go out in the mail tomorrow, April 11, 2018. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
amy.barden@ethics.state.tx.us
(512) 463-5800 telephone
(512) 463-5777 fax

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Texas Ethics Commission
Texas Public Information Act Office
P.O. Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711
April 9, 2018
This is a follow up to a previous request:
Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
amy.barden@ethics.state.tx.us
Hello,
Just inquiring if you have received payment yet?
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On March 29, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:
Please find enclosed a check for $15.69 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.
Thank you.
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On March 29, 2018:
Dear Ms. Valkova,

Attached to this e-mail please find a cost estimate letter in response to your public information request received by the Texas Ethics Commission on March 26, 2018. Please let us know if you have any trouble receiving or accessing the PDF document or have any questions.
Best Regards,

Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
amy.barden@ethics.state.tx.us
(512) 463-5800
( tel:5124635800) telephone
(512) 463-5777
( tel:5124635777) fax
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On March 28, 2018:
Dear Amy Barden,
In regard to your question pertaining to #4 of my FOIA request, that is correct. I am only interested in letters or other correspondence specifically addressing or referencing the requested individual.
Thank you
Alice Valkova
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On March 28, 2018:
Dear Ms. Valkova,

Regarding your public information request received by the Texas Ethics Commission ("Commission") on March 26, 2018, we have a clarification question. Specifically, you requested records regarding Judge Deborah Oakes Evans for the period from 2003 to the present, including but not limited to the following:
1. Campaign Finance, contribution and expenditure reports
2. Personal Financial Statements
3. Any corrected reports or statements
4. Any letters or correspondence to or from the Texas Ethics Commission.

Question: With respect to #4, we assume that you are only interested in letters or other correspondence specifically addressing or referencing the requested individual. This would exclude any generic informational notices regarding filing deadlines or other news that the Commission sends to groups of filer types, such as all judicial candidates and officeholders (JCOH). Is it correct that you are only interested in correspondence specifically addressing or referencing the individual or does your request include generic notices sent to broad groups of filers?

Please provide this clarification so that we can accurately fulfill your request and prepare a cost estimate.

Please note that your request will be considered withdrawn if you do not respond in writing to this request for clarification within 61 days. Section 552.222, Government Code. Thank you for your clarification.
Best Regards,

Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
amy.barden@ethics.state.tx.us
(512) 463-5800
( tel:5124635800) telephone
(512) 463-5777
( tel:5124635777) fax
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On March 26, 2018:
PO Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711-2070
Phone: 512-463-5800 Fax: 512-463-5777
Texas Public Information Act, open records request
District Judge of the 87th Judicial District Deborah Oakes Evans
To Whom It May Concern:
Under the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records within 10 days per statute: Any records regarding officeholder and candidate: Judge Deborah Oakes Evans, Leon County, Anderson County and Freestone County Texas, District Judge of the 87th Judicial District for all years since 2003 to present time of 2018.
I allow for the editing of information which is not able to be released under statute. No documents should be withheld, but only if necessary, information not able to be released under law may be edited.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
If there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
The requested records should include but not be limited to the following:
1. Campaign finance, contributions and expenditure reports
2. Personal Financial Statements
3. Any corrected reports or statements
4. Any letters or correspondence to or from the Texas Ethics Commission
Leon County, Texas, Elections Administrator Donna Golden has advised they do not maintain these records
If you do not maintain these records I would appreciate it if you could direct me to the appropriate organization which would maintain the records I seek.
Sincerely,
Alice Valkova
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/texas-ethics-commission-6423/judge-deborah-oakes-evans-leon-county-anderson-county-and-freestone-county-texas-district-judge-of-the-87th-judicial-district-campaign-finance-financial-statements-51822/?email=Amy.Barden%40ethics.state.tx.us&uuid-login=c5586510-33ea-43aa-8266-67ed5963625c#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 51822
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Texas Ethics Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: alice valkova

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
alice valkova

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