Corrupt Politicians and Special Interests Want to Own Boca Raton, Vote No on March 14
Once you buy a politician, you want them to stay bought, and despite what the consultants and legacy media outlets say, that’s what the term limit extension vote on March 14 in Boca Raton is about.
Businesses donate a lot of money to keep favored politicians in office. They know them and how to get what they want from them, and someone new is always a risk.
Wannabe Mayor for Life Scott Singer is running around trying to convince everyone to extend HIS term for a year because it’s good for Boca Raton, but I doubt even Singer believes that.
It’s a snake oil salesman’s pitch that virtually no one believes. The corruption that led to this situation is gross and will disgust any ordinary citizen.
The story begins with the City Council’s decision to move the date to qualify to run for the Boca Council to November 9, 2022, the day after the general election. The Mayor and another council member told me that’s what the supervisor of elections wanted, which was a lie.
The Supervisor of Elections asked for more time and expected the qualifying date would be in mid-December, which would have given the office the time to process the massive amount of paperwork modern elections require.
Hardly anyone in Boca Raton knew the qualifying date had changed so dramatically, except for a small group of politicians and their special interest friends. I saw no public service announcements, and I don’t count an agenda item buried somewhere on the city’s website as fair notice of such a momentous change.
Mayor Singer was re-elected without opposition, and Fran Nachlas was elected without opposition on November 9 when no one filed to run against them.
But let’s be clear about what happened: the council sneakily changed the qualifying date to an unexpected, earlier date, and no one voted for Singer or Nachlas.
In Just Before Thanksgiving, Boca Raton Swamp Wants to Extend Their Terms, I wrote:
Once again, like thieves in the night, the Boca Raton City Council Swamp is trying to expand its power when voters aren’t watching. The Boca Raton City Council has placed an ordinance on their swampy agenda for their meeting on November 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM.
When Christen Ritchey conveniently withdrew from the race for council seat B against Marc Wigder, Wigder was elected without opposition.
The only thing on the ballot on March 14 is the extension of the city council’s terms, and it’s easier and cheaper for the money crowd to win a small-turnout election.
That may be so, but this time, the people will know everyone who funded this farce.
A Political Action Committee named “All for One PC” has been sending out mailers in support of extending the council’s terms. These are their contributors to date. A company named Gelin Benefits Group LLC contributed $1,500 on February 16, but they do not appear in the earlier report pictured below.
Mathew Feiler is the new chairman of the group.
The Registered Agent for the All for One PC since the beginning is Michael Millner.
PACs are typically set up to fund multiple causes, so the donors can dodge accountability for what specific issues they funded once the information becomes public. To help create this smokescreen, consultants often delay billing and contributions close to election day. This means the public won’t find out who was behind the effort until it’s too late to do or say anything about it.
What jumps out at me about that list is the lack of donors from Boca Raton.
The legacy media doesn’t bother with small-time local corruption stories anymore. They don’t have enough reporters to cover it.
Local politicians think no one is watching, and people like Singer will lie to your face with a smile, but Florida Jolt is watching, and we will continue to do so.
Going forward, no matter what happens on Tuesday, Florida Jolt will publish all the public data available on “All for One PC.” Forever.
Over time, we’ll see how much of “All for One PC’s” money leads back to the skyscrapers downtown.
To summarize, the date to qualify to run for city council was quietly moved to an absurd date that discouraged competition. This allowed Mayor Singer and Fran Nachlas to be elected without opposition. Right before Thanksgiving, the council voted to put an extension of their terms on the ballot, an extension driven by Singer and not the public. Marc Wigder’s opponent unexpectedly withdrew, leaving only the term extension on the ballot. Boca Raton has a Mayor and two council people that no one voted for; now they want their terms extended, and outside PAC money is doing everything it can to get it passed in a purposefully planned low-turnout election.
Technically, they were elected, but morally, it’s up to the people whether they think we have a legitimate government in Boca Raton or not.
This is petty corruption in its sleaziest form, and I don’t respect anyone who played a part in this, and I hope my readers feel the same way.
Please Vote No tomorrow.