School Board Candidate Fined For Late Filing





Better late than never for School Board candidate Hubert St. Clair.

St. Clair finally disclosed this week how he paid his filing fee.  He filed the proper documentation – more than a month late.

It seems St. Clair paid the $1,637.28 to run in School Board District 7 from his own money.  His late filing indicates he put his own money in his campaign account.

St. Clair is running against member Nora Rupert.

Because he was late, St. Clair was fined $268.45.

District 7 includes Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point, Hillsboro Beach and portions of Margate and Pompano Beach.


8 Responses to “School Board Candidate Fined For Late Filing”

  1. Lame-O says:

    How can a candidate pay for a filing fee “himself”? Doesn’t the fee need to come from a campaign account?

    And if that’s the case, why should we trust someone with such a poor understanding of the simplest of campaign procedures with a multi-billion budget for our school board.

    Another hack loser brought to you by the wannabe king of Broward Politics.

    FROM BUDDY: It was his own money. Thus he paid it himself.

  2. Wwwwhhhhhhaaaattttt says:

    Why is he still in the race again? Next page.

  3. Oh David says:

    Get over it already Dave, if you have an issue file a compliant or lawsuit instead of whining about it. The irony is that all the attention that gets put on this guy makes it looks like there is a need to smear him because he may be able to beat Ruppert.

  4. Alice McGill says:

    Fiscal irresponsibility and total disregard for rules and procedures is rampant in elected officials and some who are candidates.
    Just a few days ago, it was revealed that Bobbie Grace, the incumbent in Dania Beach, owes over $20,000 in back property taxes on several properties.
    Dale Holness owns property in St. Lucie County that is being sold at a tax auction.
    Ken Keechl played games with campaign funds and rent on property he owns.
    The list could go on and on.
    No wonder our local, state, and country budgets suffer. If a politician cannot manage their own assists, how can they manage one responsibly for the taxpayers?

  5. Alice McGill says:

    Oops. I meant assets or any part of that word!

  6. Oscar says:

    The Division of Elections candidate handbook makes it pretty clear that the qualifying check must come from a campaign account, not personal funds:

    Qualifying Fee
    The qualifying fees must be:
     On a properly executed check;
     Made payable to the Department of State or Division;
     Drawn upon the campaign account; and
     In an amount not less than the fee required.
    The check must be signed by the treasurer or a deputy treasurer. (A check signed by a candidate who has not been designated as the treasurer or deputy treasurer is not acceptable.)
    Personal checks, cashiers’ checks, cash, and money orders are not acceptable for qualifying.

  7. Mia says:

    Nora Rupert has no worries!

  8. Sam The Sham says:

    Oscar, don’t worry. Our Supervisor of Elections will take any check, or any candidate for that matter. She does not check on qualifications or residency or bank accounts or anything else. She takes anybody and puts them on the ballot.

    She won’t remove anyone from the ballot unless told to by a judge and that had better be convenient to her schedule, don’t you know.