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Clermont Co. commissioner resigns

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - A Clermont County commissioner has resigned after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges stemming from an Ohio Ethics Commissioner investigation.

Commissioner Mary Walker is accused of voting on a county contract for her son's business. Ohio law prohibits public officials from using their authority to benefit themselves or family members.

"It has been an honor serving the residents of Clermont County for the past eight years," Walker said in her resignation letter.

The Board will appoint Ed Humphrey as interim commissioner. Humphrey, currently a Miami Township trustee, won the recent election for the commission seat and was set to take office in January.

Walker has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and pay court costs.

Walker had been under investigation by the Ohio Ethics Commission for more than a year. She acknowledged her vote on a $58,500 contract for a water main replacement project but had said she didn't think she had done anything illegal.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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