Friday, March 2, 2012
Dan Kuhn is running for sheriff...
This huge temporary advertisement has been placed along Hwy 200 in Ocala for several weeks now. Dan Kuhn, now an under-sheriff, wants to be elected as sheriff of Marion County. But there is a problem. The federal government has become involved and says it is illegal for him to run for sheriff and he must either give up his candidacy or quit his job. A person cannot be a candidate for a partisan office (he's running as a member of a political party) while still overseeing parts of an agency that benefits from federal funding.
Mr. Kuhn and his supporters are trying to work with the feds so that he can keep his job and still run for sheriff ... I guess he wouldn't want to lose the election and no longer have a job.