Former Winter Park commissioner investigated by state attorney over financing of mailer


The Winter Park/Maitland Observer reported yesterday that a mailer from outgoing Winter Park city commissioner Beth Dillaha sharply criticizing then-candidate Sarah Sprinkel was deemed to be in violation of state election law by the state attorney's office. Any political expenditure which costs over $500 and is funded by two or more individuals--such as Dillaha's mailer, which cost around $5,000--has to be disclosed to the state through a political action committee, something which Dillaha declined to do. (Readers of the Weekly may recall Dillaha's name from our October article about a heated dispute over fees proposed for the Fleet Peeples dog park on Lake Baldwin.)

The mailer in question is reproduced below.


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