Wake Forest mayoral hopeful Randall faces lawsuit

sbarr@newsobserver.comOctober 5, 2013 

— A New York advertising company is suing mayoral candidate Bill Randall, accusing him of failing to pay for services provided for his congressional campaign in 2010.

In a complaint filed last month in N.Y. Supreme Court in Orange County, Media Vision Advertising Inc. seeks payment of $12,313, plus interest and fees, from Randall for advertising content and media strategy the company provided.

Randall dismissed the lawsuit as “bogus.”

“There’s no evidence that we owe them,” he said.

Randall, a favorite with tea partyers, won the GOP primary in 2010 for a U.S. House seat but lost in the general election to Democratic incumbent Brad Miller. He also ran in the 2012 GOP primary but did not win.

Randall’s campaign, “Randall for Congress,” entered into the contract with Media Vision, but he personally guaranteed payment, according to the lawsuit.

Randall said Thursday he still is in consultation with his attorney about how to respond to the suit.

Todd Robinson, a lawyer for Media Vision, said that the company has sent bills to Randall during the past three years without success.

The complaint includes an invoice from August 2010 showing that the campaign had made some payments but others were outstanding at that time.

Randall faces incumbent Vivian Jones in the mayoral race. The election is Nov. 5.

Among the five issues Randall has highlighted on his mayoral campaign website is the need for responsible municipal spending. The other issues are revitalizing jobs and the local economy, education, the environment and welfare.

Barr: 919-836-4952

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