Florida House Representative Anika Omphroy Paid Mysterious Advertising Firm Tied To Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton And His Church

Anika Omphroy & Marlon Bolton

While State Representative Anika Omphroy (D-Hazelle Rogers is my aunt) faces questions over her failure to file campaign treasurer reports, we do know a few details about her campaign finances. On August 12, 2020, Omphroy received a $100 check from former Tamarac interim city attorney Hans Ottinot. Two days later, Anika Omphroy hired a “campaign marketing” company with close ties to Tamarac City Commissioner Marlon Bolton (D-Bully).

On August 14, 2020, Anika Omphroy paid $2,000 to 100 Volunteers Of Florida for “campaign marketing services. State business records show 100 Volunteers Of Florida was less than a month old when Omphroy paid them. As REDBROWARD previously reported this fictitious Tallahassee-based company is owned by a close business associate of Marlon Bolton.

HAPPY FEET

State business records show 100 Volunteers Of Florida is a fictitious name created by Happy Feet Advertising LLC of Margate.

Happy Feet Advertising LLC is owned by Trace N. Robinson of Margate. The mailing address for Happy Feet Advertising is listed as P.O. Box 451711 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33345.

State business records also show numerous companies owned by Marlon Bolton use the same post office box.

Florida business records show the same post office box address was used by Marlon Bolton since at least 2014. These businesses include Tyson Bolton and Associates, Forecast Holdings, LLC, Prophet Fire, and Win Without War. These same records show Marlon Bolton and Trace Robinson are business partners.

Records list Marlon Bolton and Trace Robinson as owners of The Driven Project, Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach Church, and South Florida Theological Seminary, Inc. The companies also use the same post office box.

Last year, Trace Robinson created the Broward Vision PAC political committee. The address for the PAC is the same post office box used by Bolton.

State of Florida campaign records show Broward Vision PAC paid $1,400 to Exy Consultants, a corporation created under the Happy Feet Advertising LLC name by Robinson. Exy Consultants used the same P.O. Box 451711 address as Marlon Bolton.

Reports show Bolton paid tens of thousands of dollars to Happy Feet Advertising during the 2020 election cycle.

REDBROWARD also revealed North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin paid Happy Feet Advertising during her 2020 campaign. Campaign treasurer reports show Martin paid $14,750 to Happy Feet during the 2020 election cycle.

Last week, REDBROWARD revealed Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott paid $2,000 to Happy Feet Advertising in July 2020.

Pastor Marlon Bolton, aka “Prophet Fire,” repeatedly says he teaches “civic engagement” as his Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church in North Lauderdale. When declaring it “Marlon Bolton Day,” Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness said Bolton’s church is where you go to get elected.

Did Regina Martin, Joe Scott and Anika Omphroy pay a company with deep ties to Marlon Bolton and his church for “civic engagement?”

Is a church allowed to participate in “civic engagement” funded by politicians, political committees and special interests?

Does anyone care?

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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