The Indictment of Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority Board member Scott Batterson has spread into county politics, and more specifically into the District 2 race, where contributions connected to the controversial boardmember have been made.
Yesterday, Batterson was indicted by a Grand Jury, on charges of Bribery and Illegal Solicitation. He turned himself into the Seminole County Jail, and bonded out a short time later (that story HERE).
Candidate and Eatonville City Councilmen Alvin Moore has called on his challenger, and State Representative Bryan Nelson, to return what he calls tainted contributions from Batterson and in a release says the following.
It has come to light that State Representative Bryan Nelson, Moore’s opponent to replace outgoing Commissioner Fred Brummer, has accepted campaign contributions from indicted Orlando Orange County Expressway board member Scott Batterson and his associates.
“It’s bad enough that Nelson backs a U-Haul truck up to the Capital to bring Tallahassee special interest money back to Orange County, but for him to keep Batterson’s tainted money doesn’t pass the smell test,” Moore said.
Nelson is far and away the money leader in crowded D2 Contest. He’s raised 88.6 for the campaign as of this month. Records show at least one donation was made by Batterson in the amount of $250. The Moore Campaign believes that donations tied to him amount to 2K.
Moore and Nelson are just two of the candidates currently running in D2. Patricia Rumph, Greg Jackson, Bridgett Skye, and Prince Brown are running to replace termed out incumbent Fred Brummer in the contest. If any of them comment or if we get a response from Nelson, you’ll find it right here on FPFT.