Robertson Sole Financier Of Campaign To Pass Issue 4

12/19/17 – 5:09 A.M.

The campaign to support Issue 4 in Hancock County was entirely financed by Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson. Committees for candidates and issues on the ballot recently submitted their post-election campaign finance reports. The pro-issue 4 group “Families for Safety and Security” listed nearly $2,700 in the value of “in-kind contributions received.” All the money came from Robertson.

The committee used the money to send out fliers in support of the issue.

The quarter percent sales tax would have generated an estimated $3.1 million to $3.5 million annually for 20 years. The county planned to use the money to expand the jail and build a new administration building. It failed by a 3-to-1 margin.

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