Council member Carol Wood apologizes for ad on Facebook

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lansing voters pared down their choices of candidates for two open at-large seats on city council.

Incumbent Carol Wood was one of the four candidates that moved on.

On Wednesday she responded to criticism over a campaign ad she ran.

She took out an ad in a local newsletter using her council account.

The ad included a web address to her campaign website and having that link on it violates campaign rules.

Wood took responsibility for the ad, saying on her Facebook page: “Due to an oversight on my part, I had been including the web address to my campaign website on an ad in a local newsletter. Because I used my city council account to pay for the ad which is a permissible expenditure, the ad should not have included the link to my campaign website.

I apologize for this error. I take ethics issues very seriously, and I take full responsibility for this mistake. I will be removing the link to my website from future versions of the ad, and will …immediately reimburse the city from my campaign account.

I will address this oversight quickly, because there’s important work to do in our city. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you in the coming months and years to strengthen our Lansing neighborhoods. A new copy of the ad without the website has been sent to the paper and check has been issued to reimburse the city.”

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