After being suspended for one month, Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Helen Jones-Kelley, has resigned. Gov. Ted Strickland should have fired her instead of giving her a slap on the wrist. Hopefully, the heads of the rest of the corrupt political servants who snooped into Joseph “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher records will roll.
Helen Jones-Kelley resigns from state job
By William Hershey | Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 06:47 PM
Helen Jones-Kelley has resigned as director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Gov. Ted Strickland’s office announced today, Dec. 17.
State Inspector General Tom Charles found that Jones-Kelley, of Clayton, improperly authorized state database searches for personal information on Samuel Joseph “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher during the presidential campaign.
Strickland suspended Jones-Kelley for a month without pay on Nov. 20 in the wake of Charles’ report.
Strickland had first put Jones-Kelley, a former director of the Montgomery County Job and Family Services department, on paid administrative leave Nov. 7 because of reports that she used her state e-mail account for political fund raising. Charles’ report also confirmed that she used the account to raise money for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
She earned $141,980 in her state job. Full story here.