Commissioner calls Ramsey’s run ‘disloyal’

By Traci Chapman
Published on May 22, 2008

Commissioner Don Young asked Teresa Ramsey to resign Friday, after learning she intended to enter the District 2 County Commissioner race.

Ramsey announced her candidacy last week. She said she has been a Canadian County employee for 22 years and has worked for nine commissioners. The conversation with Young Friday “blew me away,” she said.

“Don called me into his office and told me to shut the door,” she said. “He said, ‘I think you should resign,’ and I asked him why — he said I was disloyal to run for the office because I work for him.”

Young confirmed the conversation Tuesday. He said he believed Ramsey should resign because she has shown a “lack of loyalty” to him as her boss.

“She should have asked me about it before she announced,” he said. “I don’t think a county employee should be allowed to run against her boss.”

Young has refused to confirm if he is planning to seek re-election. On Tuesday, he said, “I haven’t made up my mind.”


Isn't what Young is trying to do illegal? Does the word "intimidation" ring a bell. I bet there are some attorneys that would love to take on this case!!!

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