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Campaign for Accountability Calls for Investigation of Former Florida State Representative for Potential Violation of District Residency Requirements

Today, Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to Florida House of Representatives Speaker Jose R. Olivia calling for an investigation to determine whether recently resigned state Rep. James W. Grant violated the law by failing to maintain a residence in his district while serving in the Florida House. Florida’s Senate and House Joint Rule 7.1 specifies that: “A member…shall maintain his or her legal residence within that district for the duration of his or her term of office.” Yet, according to public property records, Rep. Grant sold his home in September 2019, and listed his district office address as his current address in the sale documents. Rep. Grant did not list any real estate assets in his most recent financial disclosure, filed on June 9, 2020.