“I wouldn't call it retirement because I would expect to work maybe three days a week,” Goldsmith, 68, said, discussing his plans to stay on in a part-time role.
During his time as director, Goldsmith said the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board improved the filing of required campaign-finance reports and other disclosures. In 2012, electronic filing became mandatory, freeing up staff to work on other duties at the nine-person office.
Goldsmith, who has been involved with campaign-finance law for two decades, said he was also proud of other statutory changes, like raising the amount groups or individuals spend before having to register with the board – a move intended to “keep up with the times,” he said.
The board is made up of six members appointed by the governor. It has an annual operating budget of $1 million.
(Photo: Gary Goldsmith in 2013. Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune)