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Ethics commission won't investigate complaint filed by state senate candidate Rob Wallace



The Florida Commission on Ethics says it lacks the jurisdiction to handle state senate candidate Rob Wallace’s complaint against the front-runner in his race, state Rep. John Legg.
Wallace had said in his filing last week that Legg violated the state Constitution by living outside the west Pasco district that he currently serves as a representative.
Legg used his wife's home in Trinity to qualify as a candidate for the Senate race. He has changed his voting address to that Trinity home and also changed his driver's license. Commission executive director Virlindia Doss said in a letter to Wallace that “the commission does not administer the residence requirements for officeholders, and would not have jurisdiction to act on this matter.”
Legg and Wallace, along with Lutz resident John Korsak, are running in the Republican primary for Senate District 17, which represents parts of Hillsbrough and Pasco counties.
-- Jodie Tillman

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 3:08pm]


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