Chanhassen Villager Discussion:
Senator Ortman has a lot to
Submitted by overhere on May 19, 2007 - 10:41pm.
Senator Ortman has a lot to explain to her constituents. As a state senator, her ultimate duty is to show up for legislative sessions and meetings and represent her constituents.
I am very concerned that she is quoted as saying that she has been showing up for the important issues where her vote really counts. The media coverage is going to get worse if she does not come clean with us. My biggest concern is that she has accepted the $96 per diem for the entire month of April (totalling $2,880--much more money than many of her constituents make on a monthly basis) and seems to be considering her legislative responsibilities secondary.
What will it take for Senator Ortman to quit her Hennepin County position and represent her constituents fully as she promised to do when she took her oath of office?
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It would be nice NOT to show
Submitted by daisy on May 20, 2007 - 8:07am.
It would be nice NOT to show up for work and collect $96 a day.
I wonder how she got that job in Hennepin County? I thought she was
That's my question too. How did she get this job? It doesn't match her resume. Rich Stanek's explaination that the legal background was especially important doesn't pass the smell test.
What do you get when you cross a lawyer and a finance manager?
Insert your own punchline here.
On Sunday night, Fox 9 News weighed in with a report on Sen. Ortman and her new job in the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. The TV report focused on the Sheriff's Office hiring an attorney instead of an accountant and explored whether it was a conflict of interest for Ortman to have co-authored legislation that benefited the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Did you see the TV news report? What do you think?
Submitted by daisy on May 22, 2007 - 8:50pm.
Who cares where they got the story from!
The story it self is very disturbing.
Sen. Ortman has some explaining to do!
yous got sun splaining to dooo!
Julianne Ortmann has embarrassed her district, Sheriff Rich Stanek has embarrassed Hennepin County, and the Taxpayers in Hennepin County are getting stuck with the bill.