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Former state employee files complaint against auditor

Posted November 15, 2010
Updated November 17, 2010

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— A former state employee is accusing the State Auditor Beth Wood of firing her because of her political affiliation.

Alanda Vance said Wood terminated her because she is a Republican.

A hearing on the complaint was held on Monday. It will continue on Tuesday.

Vance was let go in June 2009 after more than 22 years as a state employee.


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  • rlwieland Nov 16, 2010

    Wish Les Merrit was back. He was truly a good man and better at this then she is.

  • The Fox Nov 16, 2010

    Is Beth from Whoville by any chance?

  • psycho Nov 16, 2010

    Sad if true, but it probably is... if not in this specific case, certainly in many others.

  • FairPlay Nov 16, 2010

    I know. The State Patrol during Hunts years wanted an applicant t change from Republican too and he refused. He was an ideal candidate and was turned down. Cronyism at its best.

  • Retired07 Nov 16, 2010

    Politics at its finest! That stuff goes on to some degree all the time in state government and is not likely to change. Want to do something about it?? Vote her out but no guarantees with the next one.