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Concerned Citizens Investigate Claims Against Quincy City Commissioner

Concerned Citizens Investigate Claims Against Quincy City Commissioner
Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 14:15:55-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - A group of concerned citizens is investigating whether or not a Quincy City Commissioner violated privacy and election laws as he campaigns for another term.

These allegations come just a few days before voters head to the polls in Quincy.

Commissioner Daniel McMillan is running for reelection for Quincy's district 5 but how he might be going about looking for votes has some residents very concerned.

A group called the "Citizens Review Board" is looking into claims from residents at "Arbor Crest Apartments" that McMillan approached management, asking for leasing information so he could match information to a list of registered voters at the complex.

We spoke to the commissioner over the phone today, but he declined to comment, saying he had already addressed the media about the issue.

Management at the complex was unavailable as well.

We also reached out to his opponent in this race, Donny Young, but we haven't heard back.

Another group called "Citizens for a Better Quincy" says it's alarmed by these allegations, coming from someone who currently represents the people.

"I have to really question his reasons for being in an elected office," said Beverly Nash, with Citizens for a Better Quincy. "As I understand it, you're elected to serve the people -- and, if you're not serving the people, then what are you there for? You do not have the concerns of the people in mind if indeed you are asking for their personal information."

The Citizen Review Board says it's still investigating the incident, which it says happened on April 15th. Once it's completed its investigation, the group intends to hand over their findings to law enforcement.

We also reached out to the county's supervisor of elections to see whether or not the office was aware of these allegations. We're still waiting to hear back.