County Legislator candidate Nancy Vann has failed to follow NYS Election Law by not filing her Campaign Disclosure Report that was due on October 27, 2017. There are specific requirements set forth by the NY State Board of Elections to prevent unauthorized and improper collection and expenditure of campaign contributions. The filing that was due on October 27th was the last filing to be done before election day. Why didn’t Vann follow the law? What is she hiding?
According to the NYS Board of Elections: “There are significant consequences, for both treasurer and candidates, which may include penalties for failure to comply with the requirements of the NYS Election Law related to campaign finance.”
This breech of campaign finance law comes on the heels of Vann’s continuing violation of ethical campaign practice by falsely advertising she is an endorsed candidate of the Working Families Party and advertising on literature she is an attorney, despite her license being suspended since 2013.
“If it wasn’t so serious it would be comical,” said incumbent Legislator John Testa. “There are rules and laws in place to ensure to the general public that a candidate is acting in a transparent, ethical and honest manner during a campaign. If someone is willing to blatantly violate ethical standards and NYS law, even after being discovered, what will they do if allowed to hold office? My opponent doesn’t seem to care”, added Testa.