Candidate Nancy Vann Violates NYS Election Law By Failing To File Financial Disclosure Report, Continues to Violate Campaign Ethics

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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.”

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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.

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Here is an actual sample of what the Working Families ballot line will look like on Election Day. Vann’s name will not appear since she is not the candidate for the party.

“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.

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About Legislator John G. Testa

John G. Testa, a life-long resident of Peekskill, began his first term on the Westchester County Legislature in January 2010. Prior to his successful run for the District 1 Legislative seat, he served 3 terms as Mayor of Peekskill from January 2002 until December 2007. Before becoming mayor he also served a four-year term as a Councilman. From his first days in office Testa worked tirelessly to set the City on the path of economic stability. Peekskill flourished under this plan, increasing the city fund balance to its highest in history. During John’s tenure in office, the NY State Comptroller’s Office named Peekskill one of the most fiscally sound municipalities in the State; independent auditors proclaimed Peekskill as being in its best fiscal condition in over 30 years; and Moody’s Investor Service agreed to upgrade its bond rating, resulting in further savings. The plan he put in place was so successful that it enabled the City of Peekskill to pass three budgets in a row with a 0% tax increase. These fiscal skills will prove valuable to Testa as he works to put the brakes on what has been wildly escalating county spending and unchecked government growth. He has pledged his efforts to work to consolidate services, eliminate wasteful spending and improve efficiency. In addition to the fiscal conservatism that served Peekskill so well, Testa worked to promote the city, attracting investment, jobs and an increased tax base. Over $100 million of private investment came to Peekskill in the forms of new residential construction, retail space, and the redevelopment of historic structures. As Mayor, Testa led a successful battle to stop the unfair and unsafe plan to send sewage to the Peekskill plant from outside the sewage/water district. John’s roots are deep within the soil of Northern Westchester. His father’s family has lived here for more than a century and his mother’s family is nearing that mark. He is proud that he was born in Peekskill and has lived and worked here all his life and, with his wife Nancy raised their two children here.
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