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Senate candidate Rob Wallace files ethics complaint against Rep. John Legg



Days after early voting kicked off, state senate candidate Rob Wallace has filed an ethics complaint against the front-runner in his race, state representative John Legg.

Wallace, whose campaign announced the complaint in a news release, said Legg has 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 District 17 state senate race. He has changed his voting address to that Trinity home and also changed his driver’s license.

As a state representative, Legg faced questions over his residency. He has told the Times previously that he split his time between the Port Richey home and his wife’s larger home in Trinity.

Wallace had previously called for Legg to resign as a representative.

 “When I raised this issue in a public forum on July 19, 2012, Legg simply ignored the accusation  and then had his  Tallahassee public relations company issue a statement,” Wallace said. “The only way to force a serious answer was to file a complaint with the Commission on Ethics.” 

-- Jodie Tillman

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