According to the Florida Division of Elections website, State Senator Maria Sachs did not file her latest campaign financial report. The report covering September 13 through September 26, 2014 was due at midnight. Sachs’ opponent, Ellyn Bogdanoff filed her report on time. While Sachs’ loyalists may claim the report has yet to be posted on the State’s website, her campaign has a record of violating campaign finance rules.
On September 24, 2014, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office sent a letter to the Sachs campaign detailing problems with her previous treasurer’s report. Sachs failed to include required information regarding her campaign contributors. One of those contributors was Secretary Detzner’s wife, Mary Kay Detzner.
Sachs was ordered to respond within seven days. The letter was sent to Sachs’ campaign treasurer in Fort Lauderdale.
Last July, the State sent another audit letter to Sachs for failing to disclose required information about her campaign contributors.
The State’s website shows no response from the Sachs campaign.
This latest stumble by Sachs comes on the heels on a new commercial questioning her ethics. REDBROWARD reported Floridians For Integrity In Government posted “Ethics” on the FactsAboutSachs.com website. Last month, the same committee released a television commercial featuring average citizens asking why Sachs does not live in her Senate District.
In the new commercial, the female narrator states Sachs is “violating the [Florida] Constitution by not living in the district.” The narrator says the Florida Ethics Commission found probable cause that Sachs, “violated the law for failing to list assets on her financial disclosure documents.” Also, the narrator mentions Sachs failed to disclose her ties to a political committee.