FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Voters Voices are Again Silenced by Republican County Board
DAVENPORT, IA (May 25, 2021) In a party line vote of 3 to 2, the Republicans on the Scott County board refused an effort by Supervisor Ken Croken to table an approval of a secret auditor candidate until a proper public vetting could occur.
The controversy clouding the process of filling Scott County Auditor vacancy has only deepened in recent days. Amid conflicting media reports as to whether or not a violation of Iowa Open Meeting Laws were violated, the candidate selected to fill the position was announced after close of business on Monday evening. There was no time for public input on the selection before the vote was called to question or any public questioning of the candidate.
Scott County Democrats will continue to pursue the right of Scott County voters to have their voices heard in a special election. A petition drive to secure the more than 9,350 signatures needed to call for a special election will begin Wednesday, May 26 and run through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8th. .
“The Scott County Democratic Party stands ready to fight for the rights of Scott County voters who deserve to have their voices heard,” said Elesha Gayman, Scott County Democratic Party Chair.
“There is no office more significant in the maintenance of a strong democracy than that of the county auditor, the individual responsible for all elections in Scott County. We invite all Scott County voters, regardless of party, to join us in demanding accountability and having a voice in this vital component of our electoral process.”
The Scott County Democrats will be hosting signature signing events over the next 14 days to reach the goal of collecting over 10,000 signatures by June 8th.
Individuals can find signature events by visiting our website at www.scottcountydems.org.