Complaints filed with a state election watchdog agency charge that a candidate for an East End City Council seat falsified his residency to run for the office.
Former City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez, who is seeking to regain her seat, and Silvia Ramos assert Harry Carrillo fraudulently listed his address as 1845 Central Avenue where Ramos resides instead of 33 Boston Terrace which places him outside the 139th Council District.
In a complaint to the State Elections Enforcement Commission Ramos declares, “Harry Carrillo is using my address at 1845 Central Avenue …Harry does not live at this address.”
Carrillo is part of a slate of candidates running with mayoral hopeful John Gomes. Carrillo recently altered his voting address from an adjacent district to reflect residency on Central Avenue, across the street from the former Harding High School.
The complaints disclose that Ramos is a Section 8 recipient who is concerned that Carrillo using her address could jeopardize her “housing status.”
Falsifying an address to run for public office is a violation of state law.
East End political operatives visited the Central Avenue location to inquire about Carrillo’s residency. Ramos confirmed he is using the address fraudulently.
Martinez and incumbent running mate City Councilman Ernie Newton argue the petition signatures Carrillo circulated to qualify for the September 12 Democratic primary should be invalidated.
See News 12 coverage here including a response from Gomes.