Walker County Write-In Candidate Says All Taxes Now Paid; Hits Election Superintendent

Friday, October 12, 2012

Write-in candidate for Walker County Commissioner Ales Campbell said Friday all her taxes are now paid. She hit the Walker County elections superintendent for passing on information about her tax situation to County Attorney Don Oliver.

Ms. Campbell said, "All taxes owed by my family’s small business or me are paid in full. The subject of a verbal complaint to the Walker County Elections Superintendent stemmed from information found online through public records and social media posting. The issues were in the process of being resolved by my accountant and the Clerk of Walker County Superior Court.

"The Walker County Elections Superintendent would have discovered ongoing efforts to clear the status the public records if she had followed the appropriate procedure and insisted on a formal written complaint from the original tipster, then contacted me in writing or by even a phone call. Instead, she inexplicably passed along the 'rumor' to County Attorney Donald Oliver for advice. Mr. Oliver openly supports and campaigns for my opponent, Commissioner Heiskell. His quick and irresponsible action in calling a press conference to recuse himself was a blatant attempt to grandstand, wrongfully discredit me in public, and derail my write-in campaign.”

Ms. Campbell said she would attend the Elections Board meeting today at the courthouse where she said she "hopes to address the breach of elections codes protocols."

She said she would "voluntarily present receipts and documentation of releases, although I am not required to do so since no written formal complaint has been filed. I also plan to ask for a public apology or public notice from the Elections Superintendent for not following O.C.G.A. #21-2-6 and other elections guidelines and possibly doing damage to the write-in campaign."


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