Overland Park Councilmember Scott Hamblin still owes $10K for campaign finance violations, as dispute with state ethics panel escalates

The Kansas Ethics Commission says Hamblin still owes more than $10,000 in fines stemming from mistakes made in campaign accounting from Hamblin's 2019 city council race, along with late penalties accrued through multiple missed deadlines. But Hamblin disputes the fines, likening the commission's efforts to collect to "extortion" and calling the proceedings a "kangaroo court." File image.

Overland Park city councilmember Scott Hamblin still owes the Kansas Ethics Commission over $10,000 for errors and omissions in the financial reports from his 2019 election campaign, according to state ethics officials.

The fines stem from mistakes made in campaign accounting, plus missed report deadlines by Hamblin and his campaign treasurer, Tara Brune, the state says.