Nights spent in district ‘not relevant’ to legal residency, Sachs assertsby George Bennett | August 21st, 2013
Facing accusations she doesn’t live in the Senate district she represents, Democratic state Sen. Maria Sachs declined in a Tuesday interview to estimate how much time she spends at the 740-square-foot condo unit in Fort Lauderdale that she lists as her official residence.
Sachs also rejected the idea that the amount of time she spends at the address has a legal bearing on whether she’s a resident of Senate District 34.
“It’s not relevant to the issue of legal residency,” Sachs said.
Sachs and her husband own a house west of Boca Raton that’s just outside District 34. Critics have suggested Sachs has spent few if any nights at the condo, which she rents from lobbyist and friend Judy Stern.
“The issue is not how many nights you spend there but how many days you spend in the community,” Sachs said.
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