Tewksbury Democratic state Rep. David Robertson hasn’t filed an expenditure with OCPF since last spring
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Evan Lips, communications director617-523-5005 ext. 245 WOBURN — Records show that Democratic state Rep. David Robertson hasn’t submitted a single expenditure aside from recurring $3 bank fees to the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance since at least early April. The Tewksbury lawmaker, currently facing a challenge from Republican Alec DiFruscia, had more than $21,400 in his campaign account as of Sept. 30.
Massachusetts general laws hold that failing to report expenditures is punishable “by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or both.” Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons said Robertson’s malfeasance is yet another symptom of Beacon Hill’s one-party Democratic rule. “Being a Democrat in Massachusetts apparently means you don’t have to play by the rules,” Lyons said. “The fact that it was MassGOP staff who spotted this scheme and not OCPF should alarm everyone, regardless of party affiliation.”