By NORM D. GUERRE 6/19/2015
Raleigh, NC – After a month-long investigation, the state Board of Elections voted to clear Sen. Fletcher Hartsell (R. Cabarrus County) of misusing campaign funds for haircuts.
State Board member Rhonda K. Amoroso said in a statement, “We have spent countless hours investigating Senator Hartsell’s campaign fund raising, spending, and personal grooming habits. We have used other public servants as bench marks for a standard-of-hair. We have found that at no time did Senator Hartsell inappropriately use his campaign funds for any hair grooming.”
Board member Maja Kricker added, “This does not, however, clear him of any of the other allegations of inappropriate campaign spending. But our Board will pass a resolution later today recommending Sen. Hartsell seek the assistance of Board member Joshua Malcolm’s barber.”
Inside sources report that Sen. Hartsell will consider using his personal funds to purchase a for future campaign events and is considering investing in a flowbee in order to avoid questions of impropriety.