State House Candidate Fails To File Campaign Cash Report

Roxanne Valies, right, with former Gov Charlie Crist and State Rep Hazelle Rogers in 2014
Roxanne Valies, right, with former Gov Charlie Crist and State Rep Hazelle Rogers in 2014

The State of Florida wants to know why FL House candidate Roxanne Valies failed to file her campaign finance report. Valies is seeking the Democrat nomination for the Broward District 95 seat currently held by Rep. Hazelle Rogers. Vailes was required to file her report on May 11, 2015.

On May 12th, the Florida Division of Elections sent a “Fail to File” letter to Valies. Kristi Bronson, chief of the Bureau of Elections, told Valies Florida statutes required her to explain why her report was not filed. Also, Valies would be fined $50 a day for the first three days the report is late. If the report is not filed after three days, Bronson said the campaign would be fined $500 per day not to exceed 25% of the receipts or expenditures in the report.

As of Friday May 29th, the State has not posted Valies report or explanation for the missing report.

The State sent all correspondence to the Tamarac post office box listed on Valies’ campaign paperwork.

In April, REDBROWARD revealed issues regarding Valies’ residency.

According to numerous Federal, State and local records, Roxanne Y. Valies does not live in District 95.

The Florida Constitution requires all state legislators to live in the House or Senate district they represent. Since 2013, this reporter has exposed numerous politicians violating the residency requirement. These politicians included State Sen. Maria Sachs, Rep. Lori Berman, Rep. Perry Thurston, Rep. Jared Moskowitz, Rep. Alan Williams, and Hazelle Rogers, the current representative of District 95.

Valies currently resides in House District 97, represented by Democrat Jared Moskowitz. According to the Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA), Valies has owned a spacious Sunrise townhome since 1998. Valies receives the full Homestead tax exemption at this address.

BCPA records show Valies has owned a much smaller Lauderhill condominium since 2003.

While her official campaign documents filed with the State of Florida show a Tamarac address, voter registration websites show Valies is still registered to vote at her Sunrise home.

Valies simply needs to reside in District 95 on the day of her election. Will she actually move into her small condo? Maybe she hasn’t made the drive over to her Tamarac mailbox yet?

Valies faces off against fellow Democrat Patrick Jaboiun in 2016. More on Patrick next week….

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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