Natacha Seijas can feel good about one thing as she fights her recall. The campaign is creating work for one of her pals in a rough economy. The county commissioner's anti-recall political action committee has spent $100,411 --nearly half of Seijas' war chest
-- through Creative Ideas Advertising Inc., a political consulting and public relations firm owned by the wife of lobbyist Armando Guiterrez, who represents dozens of companies with city of Miami and county contracts.
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Martiza Guiterrez and her husband are close friends of Seijas, who has used Creative Ideas in previous campaigns to produce mailers and buy radio and television spots. A board member of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, Martiza Guiterrez has also been the subject of controversy involving Miami's community redevelopment agency.
Last year, she was involved in a billing dispute with the CRA. She contended she was owed $20,000 for a public relations campaign Creative Ideas handled, but former CRA executive director James Villacorta (who recently passed away) said her firm was owed way less money.