Fla. Candidate Accused of Being Nudist

Flier Charges Jeffrey Goldmacher Is Atheist

By JTA

Published August 09, 2012.

An attack flier was mailed to voters in an Orlando-area district accusing Republican commission candidate Jeffrey Goldmacher of being a nudist and an atheist.

Goldmacher, who is running for the Osceola County Commission, disputed the claims by saying that he lives on a “clothing optional resort” at the Cypress Cove Resort and Spa in Poinciana, not a “nudist colony.”

“Only lepers and ants live in colonies,” Goldmacher told the Orlando Sentinel.

The mailer, sent by the Florida-based group With Women We Will Win, asks voters to “say yes to decency and no to nudism and atheism on our county commission.”

Goldmacher, a 56-year-old retiree, disputed the claims that he is an atheist by saying he is Jewish and that he won’t promote nudism as a commissioner.

“I am Jewish,” he said, reported the Orlando Sentinel. “I just don’t belong to a temple or a synagogue. I practice my religion in my own way.”

Goldmacher, a first-time candidate, is running against Tony Ferentinos and Ivan Rivera in Tuesday’s Republican primary for the District 3 commission seat. He said that he is not sure if the mailer will cost him votes.

“At least there’s one candidate who believes in transparency,” he told an audience during a recent forum, reported the Miami New Times. “I have nothing to hide and no place to hide it.”



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