I was dismayed to hear the temporary city clerk, Zizette Mullins, admit during the candidate’s forum that it would be a conflict of interest for a clerk candidate to pay another candidate to work on her campaign.
Campaign filings are public record. Did Mullins not think that the public would check all the candidates’ filings? Did she not think that we would see that she has paid Steve Ferguson, a school board candidate, to work on her city clerk campaign?
The other city clerk candidates agreed that it would be a conflict and the mere perception of conflict was to be avoided.