Monday, January 30, 2012
Rodman Resigning As County Treasurer
Marion Co. Treasurer Mike Rodman (D) is stepping down tomorrow as county treasurer in order to devote time to caring for an ailing family member. Marion Co. Democratic precinct committeepersons will choose a successor to complete his term. Observers expect the party to pick its slated candidate for the position. Rodman supports the candidacy of his chief deputy, Tom Creasser, to fill his position, but Marion Co. Democratic Party Chairman Ed Treacy is reportedly backing the candidacy of Claudia Fuentes, a late entrant into the race. Fuentes, who works in the Marion Co. Auditor's office, has been telephoning PCs seeking their support. Fuentes' boss, Marion Co. Auditor Billie Breaux, is also supporting her candidacy. Marion Co. Republicans slated Jason Woodruff as their candidate for county treasurer on Saturday. Democrats will hold their slating convention on February 11.