You probably didn't know that there is an MCPS Retirees Association Political Action Committee (PAC). Don't worry, though, because the Maryland Board of Elections doesn't know about the PAC, either. Based on a search of the MBOE database, the PAC is not registered, even though registration of PACs is required by law.
But that hasn't stopped Board of Education candidate Fred Evans from using MCPS resources to promote his candidacy. Evans, who is not an MCPS employee but has MCPS webmaster authority, has created an endorsement page for himself and two other candidates on the MCPS website.
|Candidate Evans a.k.a Webmaster Evans uses MCPS web site to promote choices of unregistered (lawbreaking) political action committee. (Candidate name section has been removed from this illustration.)|
The site also does not provide an "authority line" with the name of the PAC's treasurer, another violation of Maryland campaign finance laws.
If Evans is elected to the Board of Education, three of the seven adult board members will be MCPS retirees and pensioners.