Anthony Marrocco, once again, uses his official office for political purposes – WITH VIDEO
Macomb Twp., MI – Yesterday Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco once again turned his official government office into his personal campaign headquarters by filming political campaign ads at the Chapoton Pump Station in St. Clair Shores. Grand River Strategies Co-Founder, and Macomb County resident, Jamie Roe released the following statement:
“For decades Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco has used his official office to run his political campaigns and personal businesses while at the same time neglecting his duties to protect our water,” said Jamie Roe. “I have worked on a lot of political campaigns, but I have never seen any politician who so brazenly disregards the needed and appropriate separation of political and official activities than what has been demonstrated for decades by Anthony Marrocco. As a Macomb County taxpayer I am also appalled at the abuse of my tax dollars by Marrocco. From his ridiculous taxpayer funded signs popping up around the county, to his pay to play schemes, to his filming political campaign ads on government property (which I witnessed firsthand yesterday), Anthony Marrocco has shown nothing but contempt and disregard for the people and our tax dollars.
“Marrocco’s activities yesterday directly violate the Macomb County Ethics Ordinance with which all public officials must comply,” Roe continued. “Today, I personally filed an ethics complaint with the Macomb County Ethics Board for Marrocco’s latest abuse of his office for his personal political gain. With campaign season upon us, and with Marrocco’s continued abuse of his office of public trust for his own political benefit the board must take expeditious action to uphold the integrity of the County Ethics Ordinance and stop the further abuse of Macomb County taxpayers.”
Linked below is a video showing Marrocco filming a political campaign ad on county property during work hours on Wednesday, August 31st in violation of the County Ethics ordinance along with the ethics complaint that was filed today with the Macomb County Ethics Board: