The Alaska Public Offices Commission has reduced a fine for a former Fairbanks mayoral candidate.

Vivian Stiver and the corporation that owns the Ranch Motel were each fined $650 for a campaign-finance violation before the October election. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the commission's staff had recommended a larger fine of $1,300 each for Stiver and the motel company.

The commission ruled Tuesday that the candidate and the motel violated campaign finance law by devoting motel office space and staff time to the campaign. Commission staff estimated the motel spent $31.69 in staff time on behalf of the Stiver campaign. The candidate was ordered to repay the motel.

Ranch Motel manager Donna Gilbert says she plans to request that the fine be reconsidered.

Stiver lost the election to John Eberhart.