Election violation in West Covina

It appears West Covina City Council candidates Fred Sykes and Colleen Rozatti have been using the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Seal on their campaign literature.

Both candidates were sent letters dated Sept. 29 by the County Registrar office demanding them to ceast and desist use of the seal.

“Such use is likely to cause confusion and mislead the public into mistakenly believing the statements have been made sponsored, endorsed or are otherwise affiliated with the Registrar,” the letter states.

Skyes said the seal is included on every candidate’s campaign filing statement.

“Instead of transferring that on a different paper, made a copy of it and used it to campaign in the city,” Sykes said. “I wasn’t trying to mislead anyone.”

He plans to make new campaign statements.

Rozatti could not be reached for comment.