A former city council candidate seeking a New Jersey Senate seat has been reprimanded by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) for failing to timely file his campaign finance reports.
Haytham Younes was reprimanded and a penalty was levied against him for not filing campaign finance reports from his unsuccessful 2014 at-large council run, according to the commission’s decision dated April 12, 2017.
Younes submitted a belated sworn statement on April 11, 2016. Besides filing his sworn statement 728 days late, he submitted a payment of $502 to settle the matter. He received the fewest votes in a field of eight candidates in 2014.
After the state accused him of breaking election law, Younes filed a campaign finance report showing he spent $3,900 from his own pocket in the election.
Younes is running against incumbent senator Nellie Pou for the Democratic Party nomination.