Democratic congressional candidate Tanzie Youngblood field her personal financial disclosure with the U.S. House of Representatives late Monday, after the New Jersey Globe contacted her campaign about the filing being more than a week late.
The Republican front-runner in the race for Frank LoBiondo’s 2nd district seat, Hirsh Singh, has still not filed.
“I’m trying to get it done soon,” Singh said on Monday. “Haven’t had a chance yet.”
Singh’s failure to file his financial disclosure on time led the Democratic front-runner, State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, to criticize him for being more than week late on his filing.
Mike Muller, a spokesman for Democratic candidate Jeff Van Drew, says that filing a financial disclosure “is not an option, but a legal requirement.” He said that Van Drew, a longtime State Senator, takes compliance and transparency seriously.
“Any candidate that seeks the privilege to serve in the United States House of Representatives must take public disclosure seriously, and any candidate failing to comply with federal law basically is disqualifying the merits of their own candidacy,” Muller said. “We would hope that all candidates would immediately comply with the law, and especially a serial candidate such as Hirsch Singh, who should know these fundamental requirements after having already been rejected by the voters statewide and dropped out of another race several months ago.”
Youngblood’s filing was dated yesterday and appeared on the House website early this morning.Tanzie Youngblood Financial Disclosure