Once again, it seems Judge Jay Hurley has been temporarily blinded by the glaring media spotlight he constantly seeks. Up for re-election next November, Hurley sent a wordy email blast to local lawyers touting his record. Except Hurley forgot an important word: “Broward.”

Sure, the word “Broward” appears a few times in Hurley’s email solicitation. But in the all important disclaimer, Hurley uses “county judge” not “Broward County Judge.” 

Perhaps Hurley thinks voters don’t need to have simple things spelled out for them, LIKE THE NAME OF THE OFFICE YOU’RE SEEKING!

This is not the first misstep in Hurley’s 2016 campaign.

In July, REDBROWARD reported Hurley refunded illegal campaign contributions he accepted before becoming a candidate for office. Hurley violated Florida elections laws by accepting campaign contributions before he became a candidate for elected office. Hurley filed his Form DS-DE 9 with the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE) on April 10, 2015.

However, campaign financial reports filed show Judge Hurley accepted contributions as far back as February 2015.

In campaign reports filed in July with the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE), the Hurley campaign issued refunds to George Cable, Lawrence Wolk, Mark J. McCarthy and Judge Hurley himself.
The Hurley campaign accepted a $1000 contribution from Judge Hurley on February 3, 2015. This contribution was made more than two months before Hurley filed his Form DS-DE 9 with SOE.
Maybe Judge Jay should spend less time preening in front of the non-HD courthouse cameras and more time boning up on Florida elections laws and best practices? 


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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