by: Diane Benjamin
See this post from yesterday: http://blnnews.com/2014/04/04/mclean-county-michelle-anderson-investigation/
County Auditor Michelle Anderson ran for office calling herself a watchdog. Evidently the rules apply to other offices, not to hers. As reported yesterday, she paid for new furniture for her office out of a personnel fund. the $13,000 should have been returned to the County instead. The question is: Will the County hold her accountable?
The County Finance Committee is investigating. These are the people deciding if Anderson purchased the furniture against County policy:
Chairman Ben Owens [email protected]
Laurie Wollrab [email protected]
Sondra O’Connor [email protected]
Erik Rankin [email protected]
Jim Soeldner [email protected]
Chuck Erickson [email protected]
Maybe they should hear what you think. What precedent does this set for other elected officials?
Here’s a little history on Michelle Anderson:
1) McLean County Auditor Michelle Anderson believes her track record as the county’s financial watchdog won her the Republican nomination for the auditor’s post on Tuesday. http://www.illelections.com/elections/bloomington/article_ef472f50-f101-5428-a421-3e4cfbe300a5.html
2) “It’s my duty as auditor to recommend approval or rejection of claims. My staff and I work very hard with department heads to make sure everything meets county policy. If I put my name on something and say it follows policy, I have to feel comfortable with it,” said Anderson.
3) Read this glowing endorsement by Tari Renner: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_27132850-493a-11e1-9198-0019bb2963f4.html
Do the rules only apply to other County officials Michelle?
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Glowing endorsement by Renner? There’s a big red flag!