Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Backlash in Carroll

Newly announced candidate not exactly welcomed to the race: "Carroll Mayor Adam Schweers announced his campaign for the district 6 senate seat last Friday and since has heard a backlash from many Carroll residents and current city council members who have asked for him to resign."

Schweers was just elected in November and took office with the new year -- just before ten year Senator Steve Kettering announced he was not seeking re-election. Two other R's in the race: Crawford County supervisor Mark Segebart, and Sac County sheriff’s deputy Matthew Biede. Primary winner faces Democrat Mary Bruner.

Still, could be worse:
Republican State Senate Candidate Stephanie Jones was arrested (shortly after 2:00 AM Sunday morning) after allegedly being involved in a fight. She has been charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Jones entered a plea of not guilty, and tells KNIA/KRLS News that she doesn’t understand why she was arrested. She adds that she will work to prove her innocence, and that she will continue her campaign for Senate.
I don't usually write about stuff like this. I'm mostly brining it up because this is literally the first story I can find that mentions Jones' candidacy. No announcement press release, no local roundup, nuthin'. You google her and you get this, the candidate list at TheIowaRepublican, and then you're into stories about the late congresswoman from Ohio before you even get to my 30,000 word magnum opus from 1:30 Friday night/Saturday morning.

Two other Republicans in the Senate 14 race, too: Amy Sinclair of Allerton and Steve Everly of Knoxville. Note to candidates: Tomorrow is the withdrawal deadline.



And a sad note from the trail: Ft. Madison mayor Steve Ireland passed away today. Ireland had announced for the Democratic nomination in open Senate 42, but withdrew from the race before filing. Condolences to his family and friends and to the people of Ft. Madison.

2 comments:

Stephanie Jones said...

John Deeth there are 3 different news articles on me about my candidacy one is an interview with KNIA/KRLS one in the Knoxville Journal Express, and one in the Newton Daily News. If you had looked away from the arrest charges, you may have seen them.

Cathy Jones said...

This is in response to your article regarding the Stephanie Jones Arrest on March 20,2012. To provide an update, it appears that Ms. Jones failed to appear for her hearing on 4/9/12. The case will now be heard on 4/30/12.

It appears that this is not Ms. Jones first run in with the law. A review of the Iowa court database shows that she has been arrested before. (https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/DefaultFrame

A person with this sort of legal history should not hold any position within our Government. The following is a list of her convictions.

JONES, STEPHANIE LYNN
07/28/1978
05631KNSTA0016614
Offense Date: 01/06/2011 OPERATION W/O REGISTRATION –
GUILTY - NEGOTIATED/VOLUN PLEA Sentence: FINE $127.50

05501 NTA0027432
Offense Date: 05/22/2011 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE DENIED,SUSP,CANCELLED OR REVOKED
GUILTY - NEGOTIATED/VOLUN PLEA/DEFAULT Sentence: FINE-$479.25 Paid-$145.00 Due-$334.25

05501PCSTA0027439
Offense Date: 05/22/2011 SEATBELT
GUILTY BY COURT Sentence: FINE $143.63

05631 SMAC007192
Offense Date: 10/27/2000 DNU - DRIVING WHILE LICENSE DENIED,SUSP,CANCELLED OR REVOKED
DNU-GUILTY Sentence: FINE $155.00

05631 SMAC014390
Offense Date: 03/18/2012 CONSUMPTION / INTOXICATION - 1978 (SMMS)
Offense Date: 03/18/2012 DISORDERLY CONDUCT - FIGHTING OR VIOLENT BEHAVIOR (SMMS)
DEFT FTA ON 4/9/2012
CASE CONTINUED UNTIL 04/30/2012 AT 9:30AM /DEFENDANT
$1000 SURETY BY FREEBIRD BAIL BONDS APPEAR 3/26/2012 9 A.M

05631 SRCR016337
Offense Date: 01/19/1998 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE DENIED OR REVOKED (SRMS)
DNU-GUILTY Sentence: FINE $2893.74

05631 ST013659
Offense Date: 12/12/2003 OPERATION W/O REGISTRATION –
DNU-GUILTY/DEFAULT Sentence: FINE $61.60

05631 ST013660
Offense Date: 12/12/2003 VIOLATION - FINANCIAL LIABILITY COVERAGE
DNU-GUILTY/DEFAULT Sentence: FINE $376.20

05631KNSTWG151199
Offense Date: 03/25/2000 DNU OPEN CONTAINER – PASSENGER
DNU-GUILTY Sentence: FINE $100.00

05911 STA0023796
Offense Date: 12/16/2010 OPERATION W/O REGISTRATION –
GUILTY BY COURT Sentence: FINE $312.38

05911CASTWE003037
Offense Date: 12/06/1997 VIOLATION OF REGULATIONS
DNU-GUILTY Sentence: FINE $54.00