It’s just after 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, and someone wearing a red polo shirt embroidered with the words “Senator Daphne Campbell” answers the doorbell at a pink house in North Miami Beach.
She cracks open the door, spies a reporter and slams it shut without saying a word.
Campbell, longtime owner of a five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home inconveniently located outside the community she's represented as a member of the Florida House and Senate, has been difficult to find at home over the last 30 months. More accurately, her home has been difficult to find.
That's until late June, when she switched her voter registration to this small, pink house in North Miami Beach. It’s one of at least four addresses she's listed over the last six years after a statewide redrawing of House districts placed her own home outside the boundaries and forced her into a series of temporary residences.
The extent to which she has actually lived at any of them is questionable.
The Florida Constitution requires that state lawmakers live within the districts they represent. But statements from a former campaign manager and the landlords at Campbell's listed residences reveal holes in Campbell's record. Not only has she spent the entirety of her time in the Florida Senate living somewhere other than the duplex where she was registered to vote, but she also voted twice from that address during her 2016 campaign in apparent violation of state law.
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