|Liam Crotty Photograph of Carlos Gimenez with Puppy. (I hate licking dogs)|
Gimenez is not fundraising...yet....what I mean is, he is out there ASKING but it is not showing up anywhere. I don't think that is legal --- asking for money without a campaign account open but I have many accounts of him being out there raising dough. Of course our friends at ethics won't care. If he is raising for his PAC it might be legal -- still stinks.
He hasn't opened a campaign account (only School Board Member Martin Karp has a 2016 account) but word has it there is a new PAC helping Gimenez. It might be collecting but it hasn't reported. It is called Miami-Dade Residents First. It was formed January 5th. Joaquin Urquiola is the treasurer. Rick Cook is the Chairperson. Both are the same as the officers of his ECO Common Sense Now. Rick Cook is from Palmetto Bay. He supported Peter England. I think he was the Fire Rescue Chief in Coral Gables according to minutes of a Palmetto Bay meeting. He might be connected with Bobby Brown. He is a supporter of Palmetto Bay Village Voice was a trustee.
Carlos Gimenez's ECO Common Sense Now did a poll August 19th and paid Dario Moreno $3,000. In February 2014 Moreno did a lot of polling. In October there was $4,560 that went to Roig Lawyers for legal. The Eco looks to be closing out, no fundraising going on. There were 3 expenses in December for about $3,000 each to The Stoneridge Group, LLC (mailer), BYG Strategies (consulting) and Goldstein Schechter Koch (accounting). What about mailing that Christmas Postcard? That should be forthcoming somewhere. Anyone remember who paid for it (at the bottom of card).
|I Did a Google Search of Name "Miami Dade Resident's First"|