So ethics champion Josh McKoon was served with three ethics complaints by local (Muscogee County) school board officials last month. Those ethics charges have since been dismissed by the ethics subcommittee; apparently laughing hysterically at the charges carries no legal weight (thanks to Mike Hassinger for the image in the daily).
The complaints themselves allege that McKoon threatened to use his weight as a State Senator to withhold state funds from the school district if it maintained its no-bid contract for legal services with Columbus law firm Hatcher-Stubbs. Remember, Transparency is a good thing.
The day and place of the alleged threat? On opening day for the legislature in Columbus. Seems a bit odd to me since McKoon was in Atlanta. In addition to calling McKoon a liar, Athavia Senior (school board official) had these lovely words according to the Columbus Ledger.
“He needs to just shut his mouth,” she said. “Why is he down here in local politics when he’s a state senator? Don’t he have bills and things to be approving? Why is he in this mess – someone of his caliber? Don’t nobody think about that? .. Why is he here? Doesn’t he have more important things to do as a senator?”
Why she has anything to do with education, I haven’t a clue. Though she may find third grade English, eighth grade Georgia History and high school government/civics useful classes to repeat.