A few news items from the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk’s office:
- The inevitable awkward arrangement between new clerk Mike Reuter (Republican) and the woman he defeated in November to win the seat, Jeanette McKee, a clerk’s office employee, is over. McKee is no longer employed by the clerk’s office. I am hearing that she was fired in early April.
- McKee’s husband Randell was charged with 3rd degree assault in November 2013. The issue of his alleged criminality was raised by a website during the 2014 campaign. That case was settled in a plea deal on April 27; he plead guilty to disturbance of the peace and was given a $500 fine. A judge from Franklin County was brought in for this case, given the potential conflict.
- Jamie Mahn, a clerk’s office employee, was fired in September 2014 and claimed in a federal lawsuit that it was because she voted Republican in the August primary election. On April 4, Mahn filed a lawsuit in the 23rd Circuit Court (JeffCo) for employment discrimination. I do not yet have a copy of the suit; when I do, I will break it down for you.