FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2007
Contact: Kerra Bolton, (919) 821-2777, ext. 216
Republican State Auditor Les Merritt Shows No Shame in His Partisan Game
RALEIGH -- Republican State Auditor Les Merritt once again shows his partisan stripes in ousting a political challenger and then lying to cover it up.
Beth Wood, a 10-year veteran, gave last week her 30-day notice to finish pending projects and train her replacement.
But after a newspaper article appeared earlier this week about Wood’s intentions to run against her former boss, one of Mr. Merritt’s top aides told Wood not to return to work.
Wood, a Democrat, was also locked out of the building and denied access to her personal belongings.