By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

Treasurer position left in limbo following Bledsoe's resignation

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3 reasons you should NOT vote for Lindsay B. for county commissioner:
1. Lindsay's campaign is funded by the George Family, owners of one of the largest hazelnut processing companies in the country. Nothing wrong with that. Where it becomes very, very wrong is when she represents only the big money that helped get her get elected and blatantly ignores the wishes of the citizen majority.
2. Here's one example of how Lindsay serves her wealthy farmer campaign supporters and ignores pure and simple betterment for citizens: In 2020 Lindsay killed the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, even though construction had already begun and it meant returning hefty private donations and a $1.5 million grant to the state. She killed it because her farmer supporters are against having regular people (ugh!) sully "their" lovely county. She killed it even though an online petition in June of 2021 gathered more than 3,200 signatures in favor of the trail.
3. Lindsay appointed six candidates with jaw-dropping conflicts of and lack of qualifications to the county parks advisory board. One of them is her husband. One of them is Celine McCarthy. McCarthy and her husband, Greg, who was convicted in federal court last year of financial fraud, were among the largest campaign finance donors to Lindsay.
4. There are many more examples of this politician's wily undertakings. You'll find them in Mac's News-Register newspaper. Keep informed. Everybody rise up and vote for Bubba King.

Don Dix

Somebody's math in faulty -- a $6000 raise based on a $30,000 salary is a 20% request, not 6%.

So sending an email @ 12:30 PM on a Wednesday stating, “I resign as Treasurer immediately”, does not count until the following day? Baffling twist, wouldn't you say?

Don Dix

Sorry 'Somebody's math is faulty'

Nicole Montesano

Don Dix, yes, somehow while writing, I mixed up the treasurer's request with the amount received by the assessor. I'm grateful that we have astute readers. The story has been updated to correct the error.


Guess that shows how dedicated she was to her job and those she serves to resign in a huff to make a political point. Sad.


Or… she has ethics and won’t compromise her principles.

Don Dix

Kinda' difficult for her to 'crayfish' out of the money thing at this point


Really? a $30,000/yr salary ( that hasn't been raised since 2017), it's hard to see how anyone would take the position for the money.....more likely that the felt disrespected.

Don Dix

$30K/yr. might seem under compensated, but I believe the treasurer is a part time position -- which changes the perspective.


I think the real “perspective “ is pretty clear by the fact that the accessor ( and political supporter of the current commissioners) got an increase of 6% to $115k.
The motive seems obvious when political opponents get no increases or have their positions eliminated while plans are made for adding a new administrative position. With the budget in such a difficult situation,( so bad that HHS dollars are cut) how do you justify any raises or adding new positions?
Quick answer- you can’t.

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