April 17, 2019
Ms. Tonja Brown
PO Box 590
White Springs, FL 32096
Dear Ms. Brown,
It has been brought to our attention that your political advertisements did not have the required candidate disclaimer. Florida Statutes 106.143(1)(a) states: Any political advertisement that is paid for by a candidate, except a write-in candidate, and that is published, displayed, or circulated before, or on the day of, any election must prominently state:
1. “Political advertisement paid for and approved by (name of candidate) , (party affiliation)* , for (office sought) .” or
2. “Paid by (name of candidate) , (party affiliation)* , for (office sought) .” *106.143(3) A candidate for nonpartisan office is prohibited from campaigning based on party affiliation.
Your political advertisement should not have the party affiliation in the disclaimer.
I wanted you to be aware that not having political advertisement disclaimers on the above-mentioned advertisements is a violation of s. 106.143. If a person files a sworn complaint with the Florida Elections Commission alleging such violation has occurred, the Commission may conduct investigations of the alleged violations.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office or the Florida Elections Commission at (850) 922-4539.
Laura Hutto Supervisor of Elections
After four election cycles Tonja still doesn’t abide by the law instead saying to me “That doesn’t apply to me.” If you vote for her you are voting for her corruption and stupidity. The paperwork for the allegations has already been prepared and will go in on Monday. Please don’t vote for a person who doesn’t know or can’t follow the law or, worse yet, believes the law doesn’t apply to her because she is a Black Council member.
Vote for Tom Moore and Write in Anita Rivers. You can see from the above quote from Mrs. Hutto that you can vote for a write-in candidate. Raise the IQ of the Council.