Complaint filed after campaign reimbursed chiropractor

Dan Allie (R) Candidate for 4th Hampden District House Seat
Dan Allie (R) Candidate for 4th Hampden District House Seat

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP-The Westfield News) – A candidate for state representative has reimbursed his campaign, after a chiropractor’s office was paid with his campaign funds.

Our media partner, The Westfield News, reports that Dan Allie, a Republican city councilor who is running in the 4th Hampden District Special Election, had written six checks to a Westfield chiropractor totaling $210.

A man from Ludlow who wished to remain anonymous had filed a complaint about the issue with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance, and released to the newspaper copies of e-mails between himself and the agency.

Allie told The Westfield News that he began visiting the chiropractor after he slipped and fell on the ice while campaigning in January; an injury that he says almost ended his run for the House seat.

As for the use of political funds, Allie told the paper that his campaign checkbook looks a lot like his personal checkbook, and he just made a mistake.

“I used the wrong checkbook,” he said. “It was my own fault.”

He has since reimbursed his campaign.

You can read more about the complaint, and what the candidate has to say about it, in the Westfield News.

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