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Marlon Bolton’s Blue Broward? Tamarac Commissioner Answers Telephone For Tallahassee Political Committee Tied To Mysterious 2020 Voters Guide & Website

Our Blue Broward?

Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton answered the telephone number listed for a Tallahassee based political committee tied to a mysterious 2020 voters guide and website. On Monday afternoon, REDBROWARD called the Conservative Governance PAC, a political committee based at a PAK Mail store at 1563 Capital Circle S.E. in Tallahassee. The State records list Malucci Joseph as the chairperson, treasurer and registered agent of Conservative Governance PAC.

Last month, REDBROWARD revealed Malucci Joseph, a singer and active participant at services held at Marlon Bolton’s Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church in North Lauderdale is tied to other political committees which support Bolton or his allies. These include Go Tamarac Go PAC and Residents United PAC.

In December, Elijah Manley, a Democrat running for the Florida State House District 94 seat, made two payments to Happy Feet Advertising, a Margate company. Over the last year, REDBROWARD documented the deep ties between Marlon Bolton and Happy Feet Advertising owner Carl Williams. Instead of using Happy Feet’s Margate address, the Manley campaign listed the 1563 Capital Circle S.E. address used by Malucci Joseph and Conservative Governance PAC. State business records show this Tallahassee address is also used by 100 Volunteers Of Florida, a fictitious corporation owned by Happy Feet Advertising of Margate.

OUR BLUE BROWARD

During the November 2020 election, some Broward residents received the “Our Florida Democracy” voters guide. The guide is still available on the Our Blue Broward website. The guide states it was produced by the Our Blue Democracy political committee located at 1563 Capital Circle S.E. address in Tallahassee.

The guide endorsed most of the Democrat candidates on the 2020 ballot. But a few candidates received special notice including pictures alongside Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In addition to being pictured with the Presidential nominee, these special candidates received their own sections on the guide.

Who were these candidates?

Marlon Bolton, former Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, the late Congressman Alcee Hastings, North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin and Tamarac Commissioner Elvin Villalobos.

REDBROWARD previously reported on the help Martin and Villalobos received from political committees and companies tied to Carl Williams and Marlon Bolton.

Federal records show Our Blue Democracy was formed in September 2020 by its treasurer Malucci Joseph. Our Blue Democracy used the same address and telephone number as the Conservative Converance PAC operated by Malucci Joseph.

Federal campaign reports show a September 18, 2020 contribution of $5,000 by Malucci Joseph. Four days later, Our Blue Democracy paid $3,309.34 to Minuteman Press of Coral Springs for mailing services and $900 to Xpress Color of Lauderdale Lakes for printing services. These are the same companies used by Residents United PAC, Conservative Governance PAC and Go Tamarac Go PAC.

REDBROWARD wanted to ask Broward resident Malucci Joseph why she opened so many Tallahassee based political committees.

This reporter called the Tallahassee telephone number listed for both committees: (850) 220-7853.

But Malucci Joseph did not answer the phone.

MARLON BOLTON ANSWERS REDBROWARD PHONE CALL

“Hello?” Marlon Bolton said.

“Marlon?”

“Who’s this?” Bolton said.

This reporter identified himself and the publication and asked Bolton why he was answering a telephone number listed for two Tallahassee based political committees.

“Tom Lauder, I don’t consider you a real reporter?”

We stated that’s his opinion and asked what his role is with the Conservative Governance PAC, the Our Blue Democracy guide and the Our Blue Broward website.

Bolton said, “Tom Lauder, do you have any other questions, not related to these PACs?”

We asked Bolton if he had recently hired an attorney.

“Tom Lauder, do you have any other questions?”

We asked if he had been interviewed by any Federal, State or local law enforcement agents.

“Goodbye, Tom Lauder,” Bolton said.

Other questions we had had for Bolton:

Why do so many business associates of Marlon Bolton operate political committees based in Tallahassee?

Why is Malucci Joseph spending so much of her money to fund these committees?

Don’t Tamarac residents deserve real answers from Marlon Bolton?

RETURN OF HAPPY FEET: Radical Florida House Candidate Elijah Manley Hired Company With Deep Ties To Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton

Elijah Manley with Dale Holness (on right).

Radical Florida State House candidate Elijah Manley paid nearly $3,000 to a company tied to controversial Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton, records show. In December, Manley, a Democrat seeking the State House District 94 seat, made two payments to Happy Feet Advertising LLC. REDBROWARD previously revealed the Margate company is operated by a close ally of Bolton.

According to State corporate records, Happy Feet Advertising LLC is owned by Trace N. Robinson. While the business paperwork shows a Margate address, the mailing address for Happy Feet Advertising is listed as P.O. Box 451711 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33345.

State records also show businesses owned by Marlon Bolton use the same post office box.

Florida business records show the post office box address used by Happy Feet Advertising has been 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.

In 2020, 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.

According to Tamarac campaign reports, Commissioner Marlon Bolton provided Happy Feet Advertising with its biggest payday. Reports show Bolton paid nearly $14,000 to Happy Feet Advertising during the 2020 election cycle.

Commissioner Marlon Bolton refused to answer questions regarding his close ties to Happy Feet Advertising, LLC and its work for numerous Broward politicians and committees.

In April 2021, REDBROWARD exposed the roles Bolton and Happy Feet Advertising played in the election of North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin. Campaign records show Happy Feet Advertising, LLC performed extensive campaign work for the newly-elected Martin. Campaign treasurer reports show Martin paid $14,750 to Happy Feet during the 2020 election cycle.

Last March, REDBROWARD asked Marlon Bolton about his ties to Happy Feet, Trace Robinson and fake news website The Tamarac Post.

We asked Bolton if he had any financial interest in Happy Feet. We asked Bolton if he played any role in political campaign which hired Happy Feet.

Marlon Bolton refused to issue any comment or denial on this facts.

In a text message, Bolton wrote, “Oh! Go ahead write away…Sir, whatever you want to write, you can…”

MANLEY GETS HAPPY FEET

Now, campaign records show Elijah Manley paid Happy Feet Advertising LLC for “monetary” work on his State House race. On December 19, 2021, Manley paid $1,200 to Happy Feet Advertising LLC. On December 30, 2021 Manley gave $1,600 to Happy Feet Advertising LLC.

Days later, Elijah Manley blasted opponents for calling him a “puppet” of former Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness. Manley, a former Holness aide, hired a company tied to Holness ally Marlon Bolton and he does not want people to notice?

image posted by Elijah Manley on Facebook

The radical Manley is no stranger to controversy.

In 2018, REDBROWARD exposed Elijah Manley’s run for President of The United States as a a socialist party candidate. In 2015, published reports documented Elijah Manley’s trip to the Socialist Party convention in Wisconsin. Manley told the New Times, “He identifies as an independent but says if he had to label his political leanings, he’d call himself a Democratic socialist. He’s one of seven candidates slated to speak and debate at Socialist Party USA’s national convention in Milwaukee….”

REDBROWARD exposed Manley’s radical views on Israel, North Korea and law enforcement. Manley posted “ Fuck the police” on his social media accounts.

REDBROWARD revealed Elijah Manley role as a member of Team Dale Holness. In addition to working for Holness’ 2016 re-election campaign, Elijah Manley employed Dale Holness’ daughter Damara Holness as his campaign manager when he ran for the Broward County School Board. Dale Holness endorsed Manley’s school board campaign.

All residents in State House District 94, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on January 11, 2022. Elijah Manley is running against fellow Democrats Daryl Campbell, Josephus Eggelletion III, and Roderick Kemp.

Dean Trantalis Campaign Funds Keep Flowing To “Radical” Team Dale Holness Members

Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis is still spending campaign funds on members of “Team Dale Holness.” The newest campaign treasurer report filed with the City Of Fort Lauderdale shows Trantalis’ mayoral campaign issued more payments to a marketing company owned by an official of the Palm Beach Democrat Party. The report shows Trantalis made two payments to Elijah Manley, a self-described “radical” candidate for the Broward County School Board.

The new treasurer report shows two payments to campaign “volunteer” Elijah Manley. On January 10, 2018, a payment of $292.50 was made to Manley. Two days later, Manley was arrested after running from Fort Lauderdale Police conducting an investigation into vandalism of campaign materials belonging to Vice Mayor Bruce Roberts. Trantalis faces Roberts in the March 13th runoff election for Mayor.

According to the police report, Manley fit the description given by an eyewitness. Manley was charged with resisting arrest without violence. In appearance on WPLG Local 10 This Week With Michael Putney, Trantalis was asked about Manley. He said he spoke to Manley on the phone. According to Trantalis, Manley said a police car was following him. Trantalis, an attorney, did not disclose his advice to Manley. But Trantalis said he could understand why a young black man would run from police.

After last week’s primary, Trantalis told a Sun-Sentinel reporter that Elijah Manley was no longer with the campaign. A review of campaign reports show Manley was the highest paid “volunteer” on the Trantalis campaign. For two weeks of volunteering, Manley received $742.50 from the Trantalis campaign.

As REDBROWARD reported, Elijah Manley has deep ties to controversial Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness. In addition to working on the Trantalis and Holness campaigns, Dale Holness has endorsed Manley’s bid for a seat on the Broward County School Board. Damara Holness, his daughter, is the campaign manager for Manley’s school board campaign.

A review of Federal campaign records show Dale Holness made at least two contributions to Elijah Manley’s 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. Manley sought the Socialist and Green Party nominations for President.

TEAM HOLNESS’ PALM BEACH BRANCH

The latest Trantalis campaign report shows three more payments to SA Nelson and Associates, a Palm Beach marketing firm owned by Palm Beach Democrat Party official Sophia A. Nelson. In less than one month, the Trantalis paid $9,435.25 to Nelson. Earlier this month, REDBROWARD reported ties between Team Holness and a pro-Dean Trantalis email sent to Broward voters. The email urged voters to support Dean Trantalis, Donna Guthrie, Steve Glassman and Warren Sturman. The email claimed voters, “need responsive, accessible leadership with the fortitude to make the tough choices.” Trantalis, Glassman and Sturman have advanced to the March elections.

The email lacked any proper disclaimer. It simply states it was sent from a marketing company in West Palm Beach. The company, FlyerSmith, has deep ties to Dale Holness.

Florida Business records show FlyerSmith is a fictitious name name tied to A Star For I, Inc. owned and operated by Omar M. Smith at 2930 Okeechobee Road in West Palm Beach. Records from 2016 show FlyerSmith performed campaign extensive work for Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness.

Commenting to Sun-Sentinel reporter Brittany Wallman, Smith denied anyone asked him to send the endorsement email. Smith said he came up with the idea after reading emails from Fort Lauderdale candidates.

Throughout her ill-fated candidacy, Donna Guthrie was plagued with comical email blunders. First, supporters received an email alerting them it was election day. Just one problem, the email went out one week before the election. Then, supporters received emails after Guthrie lost the primary election.

This week, Guthrie told Wallman the embarrassing mistakes were the fault of her email vendor, Omar Smith of FlyerSmith.

Last month, A Better Florida For All, a political committee, hosted a fundraiser for Dean Trantalis. According to an announcement, the A Better Florida For All event was held at All Broward Realty in Plantation. State records show this company is owned by Dale Holness.

Florida Division Of Elections records show Sophia A. Nelson is the chairperson of the “A Better Florida For All” political committee. The address for this political committee is the same address found on the FlyerSmith email to Fort Lauderdale voters.

Division of Elections records show Omar Smith is the treasurer of the “A Better Florida For All” political committee.

Why is Dean Trantalis so interested in getting the support of Dale Holness?

Why is Dale Holness so interested in the City of Fort Lauderdale?

Do Fort Lauderdale voters want a Mayor beholden to Dale Holness?

Fort Lauderdale voters deserve answers before the March election.