Monday, March 26, 2012

BREAKING: Potomac Resident Files Ethics Complaint Against State Senator Rob Garagiola // VIEW DOCS ONLINE

UPDATE: In comments reported in The Baltimore Sun, the Garagiola campaign responds to the ethics complaint:
BALTIMORE SUN: Sean Rankin, campaign manager for Garagiola, said the filing is an indication that Republicans are looking at Garagiola as the likley Democratic nominee. The district is currently held by Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a 10-term Republican who is seeking another term.

"Randa Hudome and her husband, Mike, who are certainly part of the Who's Who in Washington...Republican circles, just fired the first shot of the general election campaign, which I think confirms that Republicans and Roscoe Bartlett know that they are running against Rob Garagiola in the fall," Rankin said in a statement. The move, Rankin said, "would seem to tip the hand of Roscoe Bartlett and his polling as to our Democratic primary, but as polling and turnout are two different things, we are going to continue focusing exclusively on our field operation and turning out our ID'ed voters for early voting and Election Day next week."       

A Maryland Juice reader has forwarded us news that an ethics complaint has been filed against State Senator Rob Garagiola today. The complaint was emailed to members of the Maryland Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics by Randa Hudome, a 48-year-old Republican from Potomac, Maryland. The nature of the allegations relate to Mr. Garagiola's failure to disclose several years of lobbying income on Maryland ethics forms.

The complaint (copied below) came with the following email message:
From: Randa Hudome

Subject: Compliant to the Maryland Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
Dear Members of the Maryland Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics:
Pursuant to Maryland State Code Section 15-515, I hereby file this complaint against the Honorable Rob Garagiola, State Senator for Maryland’s 15th District. As detailed in the attached statement and affidavit, Sen. Garagiola has violated provisions of the ethics laws governing the conduct of Members of the Maryland General Assembly. The citizens of Maryland deserve more transparency and accountability from our elected officials and it is your fiduciary responsibility to uphold the trust of those citizens who elected you. This complaint is transmitted by both electronic mail and certified registered mail (USPS).

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