HuffPo | Lisa Epstein Aim’s To Take Over Palm Beach County County Courthouse, Lands Endorsement from Rep. Alan Grayson (D)

“It’s people like Lisa Epstein and foreclosure-focused websites like 4closurefraud.org and foreclosurehamlet.org that have kept him in the loop on foreclosure news.”

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Foreclosure Victims Aim To Take Over County Courthouses

Solutions to the ongoing foreclosure crisis are virtually absent from the national political debate, but in Florida, one of the states hardest-hit by the housing crunch, several homeowners who have seen crisis firsthand are running for local office on anti-Wall Street platforms.

Lisa Epstein, a foreclosure victim-turned-activist, has launched a bid to unseat the local Palm Beach County Clerk in Florida, running on the slogan “a wave of change.”

She is joined by at least two other anti-foreclosure fraud activists in Florida making runs for county clerk positions, the office in charge of property records. (A fourth dropped out after launching a campaign.)

Epstein will have the backing of one of the state’s most popular progressive figures, former Rep. Alan Grayson (D), injecting an unusual amount of energy into a race that is often sleepy and frequently uncontested.

The article then goes on to say:

The primary is August 14th. “I’m very happy to see real progressives running at any position on the ballot, top, middle or bottom,” Grayson, who is running again for Congress, told HuffPost. “And Lisa is absolutely right to observe that officials of all kinds have been rubber-stamping papers that deprive thousands of families of their homes. When foreclosure fraud is rampant, then a county clerk can’t afford to be a yes-man. Lisa understands that.”

Matt Stoller, a former Grayson aide and an influential online progressive organizer, is advising her on her campaign. “Lisa Epstein is one of the nation’s leading forensic investigators of foreclosure fraud and the real estate property records system,” he said.

The incumbent clerk, however, says that Epstein was only able to uncover as much fraud as she has as a result of the transparent and meticulous keeping of records.

“One of the reasons my opponent has all the information she has is because of the way I keep my records,” Sharon Bock, Palm Beach County’s Clerk and Comptroller, told HuffPost. “It not only worked, it worked for Lisa, it worked for Lynn, by allowing them to expose a system that was incorrect. If I had taken an advocacy position — changed something, sent something back — they wouldn’t have been able to expose it.”

Really? Lisa and Lynn were able to detect the fraud because Bock kept good records? That’s like Madoff saying his ponzi scheme was exposed because, oh never mind. This is too ridiculous to even comment on…

But once again, Bock says it ain’t my problem…

“The question becomes, do we all become advocates? If we do that, what then is the clerk? Am I a policymaker or am I a keeper of the people’s records,” she said. “By statutory authority, I am not a policymaker, [I’m] strictly administerial. My role is solely to protect the integrity of the public’s records and public’s funds. To do that I must remain independent and neutral.”

Can’t wait to get Bock’s definition of “protect the integrity of the public’s records and public’s funds.

The records are littered with fraud and 70% of the public funds are invested in mortgage backed related products…

You can check out the article in full over at the Huffington Post here…

Lisa Epstein for Clerk of Circuit Court Palm Beach County Florida in 2012!

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8 Responses to “HuffPo | Lisa Epstein Aim’s To Take Over Palm Beach County County Courthouse, Lands Endorsement from Rep. Alan Grayson (D)”
  1. GO LISA GO! says:

    I am backing LISA 1000%

  2. Time for real change in the US. says:

    This is the way we will effect change. Out with the encumbants, and in with new, fresh representation. (I also believe in Term Limits, but thats a discussion for another day). Lisa Epstein, good luck. Wish I could vote for you, and would if I lived there!

    (I still think Grayson is a douche bag!)

  3. Fury says:

    i admire grayson very much. i am glad that he has endorsed lisa epstein.

    i listened to grayson and bernie sanders speak during the commitee meetings about the fraud
    that homeowners have endured.

    i keep hoping that that sanders and grayson will announce as 3rd party candidates for the presidency.

    i do not want to vote for obama again. i do not want to vote for romney.

    america needs help. we need a 3rd party candidate who understands how to pull us out of this cataclysmic
    devastation that was created by the banks and wall street.

    i don’t really care for ron paul because of his civil rights’ osition but we need someone who will end the Fed
    and be on the side of the defrauded homeowners and not the 1% who gambled our futures away.

  4. jaclyn says:

    AWESOME !!! I am so proud of Lisa E , what an inspiration to us all.

  5. Rob Harrington says:

    VOTE FOR LISA E! Sharon Bock states above “(t)he problem is the clerk’s role is not the right role in which to advocate for these issues.” She also states above “”The question becomes, do we all become advocates? If we do that, what then is the clerk? Am I a policymaker or am I a keeper of the people’s records,” she said. “By statutory authority, I am not a policymaker, [I’m] strictly administerial. My role is solely to protect the integrity of the public’s records and public’s funds. To do that I must remain independent and neutral.” – – – Sharon Bock needs to realize that having clean and reliable County land AND COURT records is the essence of what her job is. See the Florida Statutes. The law is the law? Isn’t is the statutory duty of the County Clerk to know and uphold the laws to protect the taxpayers and property owners of their jurisdiction? She also forgets to state specifically COUNTY COURT RECORDS in her statement above. The Florida Clerks have known for years that our County records are a crime scene. Forgeries, false enterings into public land and court records, fraudulent foreclosures… These are all FELONIES if anyone in Florida (and around the country) will ever investigate and prosecute them! Yes, Sharon. Your job IS to advocate on the side of the law through your “administerial” duties and protect the citizens through the sanctity and reliability of the public records. VOTE FOR LISA EPSTEIN and other like-minded non-politicians who want to serve as PUBLIC SERVANTS!!!!!!

  6. thisblows says:

    Good position you’ve taken there Bock! By not doing anything, you’re helping the people that have been thrown out of their houses illegally…what a totally useless, cavalier ***hole this woman is!!!

    LISA GO GET EM!

    YOU HAVE MY VOTE 4SURE!

  7. Fury says:

    “One of the reasons my opponent has all the information she has is because of the way I keep my records,” Sharon Bock, Palm Beach County’s Clerk and Comptroller, told HuffPost. “It not only worked, it worked for Lisa, it worked for Lynn, by allowing them to expose a system that was incorrect. If I had taken an advocacy position — changed something, sent something back — they wouldn’t have been able to expose it.”

    How sick is this???

    Bock has got to go.

    and she is dead wrong.clerk of the court is a perfect position for lisa epstein to continue help the people of florida.

  8. DIANE says:

    NICE JOB!! You have my vote, if anyone can straighten out that office it is you!!!

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