County exec candidate ‘poor at’ reporting campaign finance activity

For the second time during her campaign for Rockland County executive, Democratic nominee Maureen Porette has failed to post a mandatory campaign finance disclosure report on the New York State Board of Elections website in a timely fashion.

Candidates were required to submit 11-day pre-general election disclosures by Friday, October 27. As of the publication of this article, it is after 5 p.m. Thursday, November 2 and the filings have not been posted online.

In August, Porette’s campaign had failed to post her pre-primary finance report until the Rockland County Times prompted her. She blamed a technical error. Despite her own challenges following campaign finance reporting rules, Porette has been a vocal supporter of campaign finance reform.

County Executive Day told the Rockland County Times, “This is the second time my opponent has broken the law. Given her claimed financial expertise this matter is shocking, especially since the most important filing is the one before election day. That filing is supposed to be the checkpoint to see where money is coming in from. When my campaign sees last minute mailers and signs going up one has to wonder where the money is coming from.”