A trustee candidate in Flower Hill has filed a campaign finance complaint against a fellow trustee, who is running for mayor.
Randall Rosenbaum, a trustee in the village running for re-election under the Flower Hill Party, said Thursday that he filed a complaint with the Enforcement Division of the Campaign Finance Department of the New York State Board of Elections against Kate Hirsch, a three-year trustee running for mayor under the Liberty Party.
In addition to Rosenbaum, the Flower Hill Party slate includes incumbent Trustee Gary Lewandowski running to retain his seat, Mayor Robert McNamara for a trustee position, and Deputy Mayor Brian Herrington for mayor.
Hirsch’s Liberty Party slate includes residents Jay Silverman, Jeffrey Greilsheimer and Diane Turner.
Hirsch had previously filed a petition objection against the Flower Hill Party that was struck down by the Nassau County Board of Elections. She then filed an ethics complaint with the village, claiming that Village Administrator Ronnie Shatzkamer was assisting the Flower Hill Party in its campaign. An ethics complaint was then filed against Hirsch by two unnamed village staff members.
In his complaint, emailed Thursday morning, Rosenbaum says Hirsch’s campaign finance report filed March 6, which he obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request, “is devoid of any of the lawful reporting requirements for the required report.”
“There is no information as to donations to her campaign or expenses paid,” Rosenbaum wrote.
Rosenbaum lists expenditures such as campaign signs, ads in local newspapers, a website created for the Liberty Party, leaflets handed out door to door, advertisements on Facebook and a $1,850 check for a FOIL in the complaint.