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Complaint Alleges Castor-Dentel Solicited Campaign Contributions In School Building

By Javier Manjarres

On the heels of reports that Democrat operatives were allowed to influence students at several school campuses in Pasco County that had previously denied similar admittance to Republicans, The Shark Tank has learned of related on-campus allegations that are the subject of an complaint filed against a Democrat candidate for State House. (Complaint)

Karen Castor Dentel is a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives in District 30 and she’s currently employed as an elementary school teacher in the Orange County School District.

Dentel is the focus of a Florida Election Commission complaint which alleges that she engaged in political campaign activities as a government employee during school time, that she used the services of a public employee during work hours in the furtherance of a campaign, and that she solicited campaign contributions from within a government building.  The complaint alleges that Dentel is in violation of Florida Statutes sec. 104.31, which stipulates that any employee of the state of Florida may not participate in any political campaign for elective office while on duty.

The complaint contains a trail of email communications to and from Dentel which shows that she solicited a political contribution for a fundraising event while within a government building.

Dentel is challenging State Representative Scott Plakon in November’s General Election, and this tightly contested race is also one of the most closely watched campaigns across the state.

Florida Political Press also has more on this developing story. Stay tuned, word is that there is more coming out on Castor-Dentel.

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  1. Perseids October 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Aside from being an elementary teacher she is a;so the sister of US Rep Kathy Castor and the daughter of Betty Castor former education commissioner and USF President.

    Given this family’s political history there are no mistakes or accidents. The Castor clan is akin to a reoccurring disease, like cancer, in Tampa bay area politics. Betty and Kathy were and are big union folks.

    You can be sure this is not the first time a Castor has solicited “donations” illegally and abused the workplace for political gain. This “teacher” is no babe in the woods when politics is afoot. She was doing exactly what she learned from her mother and sister.

    It would informative to do a follow-up on the poor soul who was the complainant just to see what types of threats and “suggestions” they have received.

    • Richard Roundtree October 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      You’re right about this devious wench. They all should be Castor-oiled and feathered. Or make her drink that eponymous oil. Actually, I prefer caning, as it punishes and has rather entertaining effect upon the public.

  2. LV October 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

    If Karen violated Florida statutes, then she has to face the consequences of her violation of the law.
    The Castor family is Florida’s liberal corrupt family & they certainly are not a
    source of pride for our state. They are vile witches who will be held
    accountable for their crimes. We are sick & tired of this liberal BS. If we
    have to follow FL law, so does Karen.