"It's about time that Ed Treacy finally called for the resignation of the unqualified Mary Catherine Barton as Surveyor. She was unqualified when Chairman Treacy and his party slated her four years ago. It's about time Democrats start to realize that voters will hold them accountable if they continue to put unqualified candidates on the ballot. I hope we see this trend continue. Perhaps next week, Ed Treacy will call for equally unqualified chiropractor, Ken Ackles, to resign as Coroner."
I'm curious to learn what Barton has done in this needless county office that is so bad that Treacy would call for her resignation.
UPDATE: The Star answers my question. Barton is no longer showing up for work or communicating with her staff according to Treacy. "Treacy said party officials tried to resolve the matter, but Barton ignored the efforts," the Star report says. "He said Barton has only rarely been seen at work since June, according to staff, although she did present her office's budget last month."
UPDATE II: Here is a comment Mary Catherine Barton posted on this blog in response to Treacy's call for her resignation:
Hi. This is attorney Mary Catherine Barton, and I am the Marion County Surveyor. I do not like blogging because people often anonymously say such cruel things about each other. I am an independent, think that I have been doing a wonderful job, and do not intend to resign.I am sorry if I have embarassed Marion County by choosing to set my own hours, but after taking office four years ago, corporate counsel did notify my office that I could do so. Please feel free to call me at Room 1922, City-County Bldg., 327-4153. I am recovering from a broken wrist, but do not intend to allow my staff to be harassed or hounded by parties that do not mean us well. Sadly, my devoted excellent technical supervisor, David Pruett, died last week. I miss him so very much. He gave me much strength and confidence, and I had his full support. I still have four wonderful employees and we are there to serve the public from 8 am - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. My issues are government accountability, fiscal
responsibility, and democracy. Thanks for covering current events.