A candidate for Town council must be a resident of the Town and a registered voter and must have resided within the corporate limits of the Town for a minimum of one year prior to qualifying for election. A person may announce his candidacy at any time. No person shall accept ANY contribution, or make ANY expenditure or collect candidate petition signatures with a view to bringing about his or her nomination, election, or retention in public office, or authorize another to accept such contributions or make such expenditure on the person’s behalf, unless such person has appointed a campaign treasurer and designated a primary campaign depository. Form DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository must be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office. (Florida Statute 106.021(1)(a).