Bill Galvin (Credit Bill Gavin For Secretary of State/Facebook)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- A recently published voter guide that went to registered voters across the state of Massachusetts contains typical election information, but opponents of Secretary of State incumbent Bill Galvin say there is extra information that shouldn't have been included.
Republican Anthony Amore says a section that touts Galvin's work on securities fraud is an improper use of taxpayer money. "Taking up a whole page of a voter guide at taxpayer expense is really improper," Amore told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.
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Green party candidate Juan Sanchez has reached out to the Secretary of State's office about the issue, but is unsure if there will be a resolution. "That's the catch-22 here, that the department that's supposed to enforce these laws is the Secretary's office," Sanchez said. "I feel it's important to point out to people that they're paying taxes for this office and this seat and his staff, and that he's using this seat, and his office, and his staff for his own personal gain and I think taxpayers should be aware of that.
The president of the non-partisan Massachusetts League of Women Voters, Mary Ann Ashton, says the Secretary should have chosen more appropriate information to fill out the booklet. "I think there are things that would have been more beneficial to the voters, that would not raise these kinds of questions, that could have been included instead.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker reports