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BROOKSVILLE - County commissioners last week approved a resolution requiring all local candidates for office to submit their financial reports electronically.

Even though the county currently asks candidates and political parties to file online, it would be unenforceable if contested because the authorizing resolution has never been adopted, Elections Supervisor Shirley Anderson said.

The City of Brooksville passed a similar resolution earlier this month.

"I want to thank the City of Brooksville and the Hernando County Commission for passing this resolution," Anderson said in an email. "Although candidates and parties in Hernando County have previously filed their reports online, this resolution will now make us in compliance with Florida Statutes."

Requiring candidates and parties to file electronically creates another efficiency in the elections office, Anderson added.

v vIn other election news:

Hernando County Tax Collector Sally Daniel became the 10th person to endorse Blaise Ingoglia in his bid for State House District 35.

Daniel said in a prepared statement that Ingoglia "truly cares about the well being of all people in Hernando County."

Others endorsing Ingoglia are: state senators Wilton Simpson and John Legg; state representatives Dennis Baxley and Dan Raulerson; Hernando County commissioners Dave Russell, Wayne Dukes and Nick Nicholson; State Representative Jimmie Smith; and Florida House Speaker Pro-Tempore Marti Coley.

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