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Complaints filed in Florence Carlton school board campaign

By Steve Fetveit, Anchor, sfetveit@keci.com
Published On: May 03 2013 09:06:28 PM MDT
MISSOULA, Mont. -

There’s more political drama playing out in the tiny town of Florence, south of Missoula.

Over the past year, there’s been a rift in the community over Florence Carlton school superintendent, John McGee.  In March, McGee was suspended as a disciplinary action for plagiarism in the school’s newsletter.  Some in the community wanted McGee terminated.  That didn’t happen.  The school board voted 4 to 1 against termination.

Now, two of the trustees who voted against the termination are running for another term.  Today, two challengers running against them and a third person were named in a campaign practices complaint filed with the Commissioner of Political Practices.

Florence resident Kristin Page-Nei claims Colby Reynolds, Bill Hester and Kevin O'Brien violated state campaign laws by failing to include political disclaimers in direct mail advertising and signs. 

The Commissioner of Political Practices, James Murray, received the complaints today.

To read the complaints for yourself, click here.