I have read a great deal of material regarding the recent runoff elections and a great many opinions as to why the outcomes were as they were. However, nobody has yet to direct the question to the Board of Elections as to why Cobb school board candidate Susan Thayer’s name was on the ballot.
It has been shown several times, prior to and following the runoff, that Mrs. Thayer is ineligible to serve on the school board because it would violate the ethics code with relation to conflict of interest, due to her husband’s employment in a supervisory position by the school system.
There is nothing controversial, nor is there any for doubt about it. So, the question is, “Why was her name allowed on the ballot?” Are we to assume that her endorsements override and supersede the ethics code? If so, then why do we have an ethics code? In fact, why do we have laws and rules at all?
The director of elections was totally remiss in her duties when she ignored the fact that Mrs. Thayer was ineligible and allowed her name to appear on the ballot.
Further, Mrs. Thayer signed a sworn affidavit that she had read and understands the code. She is, therefore, guilty of perjury or fraud.
It is now incumbent on the voters in Post 2 to engage an attorney to file a suit to have the results of this runoff election dismissed.
Nettie Helen Stemm