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Ethics complaint against Worth County Supervisor Bartz and two others is dismissed

In a letter addressed to Winters, county attorney Jeffrey Greve said Winters failed to allege an actual violation of the Iowa Code or cite the code section that Bartz had violated.

Posted: Jul 2, 2018 1:52 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2018 7:59 PM

An ethics complaint filed against Worth County Supervisor Merlin Bartz as well as Mitchell County Supervisor Stan Walk and Mitchell County Attorney Mark Walk by Mitchell County Supervisor candidate Al Winters has been dismissed.
In a letter addressed to Winters, county attorney Jeffrey Greve said Winters failed to allege an actual violation of the Iowa Code or cite the code section that Bartz had violated.
Winters had claimed that Bartz was a part of an unfair and non-transparent government while dealing with the proposed natural gas pipeline.
“When you serve in public office as long as I have and express your views on things, you always know in the back of your mind that you are vulnerable to someone eventually filing a bogus ethics charge because they disagree with you an on issue,” Bartz said. “But it still caught me by surprise.”
You can read the full statement below:

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