Constituent Files Complaint After Scott Lingamfelter Illegally Uses Virginia Seal for Campaign Purposes
RICHMOND, Va. – Prince William County resident Harry Wiggins has filed a complaint with the Secretary of the Commonwealth after his Republican Delegate Scott Lingamfelter sent mail that illegally used the Seal of the Commonwealth.
Lingamfelter sent a piece of campaign mail with a faded version of the Virginia flag overlaid with text during the 2017 cycle.
According to rules set forth by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, “the Seals shall not be used in any manner that might reasonably be considered as being for a political purpose.” The protocol also states that “the Seals shall not be altered or have anything attached to or overlapping them, nor are they to be used as a watermark effect or have anything printed over them.”
“It speaks volumes that Delegate Lingamfelter is incapable of following basic directions,” said Keith Brannum, campaign manager for Elizabeth Guzman. “He has violated codified directives and illegally used the Seal to advance his own campaigns. Whether due to incompetence or blatant disregard for the law, Delegate Lingamfelter should be held accountable for not playing by the same rules as everyone else.”