Friday, May 22, 2015
Maine: Fight with Somerset County Registrar leads to discussion of recall
Somerset County Registrar of Deeds Diane Godin, who was reelected in November, is in a big fight with the county government, and refuses to authorize her name on official documents (she's been replaced by the Deputy Registrar, who ran against her in the election). Godin is accused of being rude, intimidating employees and not showing up to work. The Commissioners reduced her hours (cutting her salary to a fraction) and there is some debate over whether the county can use a surcharge account without her authorization. There does seem to be some discussion of a recall effort.