Don House for Indian Rocks Beach Mayor-Commissioner
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Donald House, Jr. for Indian Rocks Beach Mayor-Commissioner

If these issues are your issues,
VOTE DON HOUSE
by mail-in ballot or at the polls on: March 13, 2018

BETTER CHOICE
to be
YOUR VOICE!
 EMPHASIS ON OUR BIGGEST ASSET - OUR BEACH!

 RESPECT FOR OUR WATER & PROPERTY RIGHTS

 ACCOUNTABILITY OF SHORT-TERM RENTALS

 MORE RESPONSIBLE CITY SPENDING

 SEWER FUND RESERVES SAVED FOR A “RAINY” DAY

 MORE COMMUNITY INPUT ON MAJOR CITY PROJECTS

  (Community Center, etc.)

▶ MORE COOPERATION FROM OUR BUILDING DEPT
Friends & Neighbors:

Our upcoming Municipal Election on March 13 is one of the most important to the future of Indian Rocks Beach. For the first time in a decade, we will be electing a NEW Mayor-Commissioner to replace a mayor who has served us well through the years.

Hopefully, after visiting this website and learning more about me and my qualifications, you'll decide I'm the better choice to be your voice and honor me with your vote. 

I can honestly say I agree with about 90% of our City Commission's decisions. But, it's the 10% where I disagree that will determine the future of Indian Rocks Beach. Just the fact that you visited this website tells me you care as much as I do about our great little beach town's bright future. As your Mayor-Commissioner, I will make you proud!
--Don House
Candidates:

It has come to the City’s attention that more than one candidate recently attended a function hosted by a partisan political club. During this election season, the City has also received various inquiries from candidates concerning campaign finance and political advertisements. As we near election day, the City would like to take this opportunity to remind all of its candidates of both the state and local rules governing candidate conduct. 

The City has its own ordinances governing candidate conduct that go beyond the restrictions imposed by Florida’s Division of Elections. If you have not already
done so, please take this opportunity to review Chapter 22, Article VI of the City’s Code of Ordinances governing campaign practices. In addition to the City’s ordinances, you can also consult Florida’s Election Laws if you have other questions or concerns regarding the elections process. The Division of Elections also produces publications to assist candidates with frequently asked questions, such as its Candidate & Campaign Treasurer Handbook, which was provided to each candidate during the candidate qualifying period.

Thank you for taking the time to review this correspondence, and conducting this election in a civil and responsible manner as we move forward.

Regards,

Deanne Bulino O’Reilly, MMC, City Clerk
City of Indian Rocks Beach

February 26th email from
Indian Rocks Beach City Clerk
to all Commissioner & Mayor-Commissioner candidates:
Article VI, Unfair Campaign Practices.
Section 22-162. – Prohibited practices.

(a) It shall be an unfair campaign practice for a candidate to elective city office, or an agent or authorized representative thereof on the behalf of such candidate, to: 
(1) 
Campaign by way of announcement, publications or other forms of political advertising, as a registered member of any political party; 
(2) 
Campaign by way of announcements, publications or other forms of political advertising in such a manner as to indicate that such candidate is not a registered member of a particular political party; 
(3) 
Solicit or accept contributions or open assistance or support from any partisan political club or association affiliated with any political party, or from any political party; or 
(4) 
Participate in any partisan political party function; provided, however, that such candidate, or agent thereof, may register and vote as a member of a political party, and may attend and speak at a political party function or event, provided all candidates for city office have been invited and permitted to participate in the same manner and to the same extent
(b) 
Any person committing an act prohibited by this section shall be guilty of an unfair campaign practice and a municipal ordinance violation punishable as provided in section 1-14. 

OUR LOCAL LAWS/CITY CHARTER