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Elections complaints against Stern were dismissed



Two elections complaints against Elliott Stern, a candidate for Pinellas County School Board, have been dismissed.

The Florida Elections Commission determined that the complaints, filed in the run-up to the August primary, were "legally insufficient." (See our story about the first complaint here and a blog item about the second complaint here.) 

Stern is running for the District 1 countywide seat against board member Janet Clark. The primary was hard fought with three challengers, including Stern, retired college professor Jim Jackson and business owner Shelly Ladd-Gilbert, vying for the seat. Stern and Jackson threw the most money into the race. (See our story here.)

Stern said Monday that he was "thankful" the complaints had been dismissed.

"I'm appreciative that they got back as quickly as they did and that we've been absolved of any wrongdoing because that's not our style," he said. "I'm glad it's over. Now on to the election Nov. 6."

See a copy of the letters from the Florida Elections Commission below. 

[Last modified: Monday, October 8, 2012 1:53pm]


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