EDWARDSVILLE – Democrat Shannon Bradford on Monday questioned whether Madison County’s taxpayers are being taken advantage of by Recorder Amy Meyer as she actively practices law when those same taxpayers are paying her a six-figure salary to serve as recorder.
“The taxpayers of Madison County work hard for their salaries,” Bradford said. “Elected officials should, too.”
According to records of the Madison County Circuit Clerk’s office, Meyer was listed as counsel of record on at least four active cases as of October 2015. Meyer also listed herself as a managing partner at the Meyer Law Firm P.C. on her LinkedIn profile until at least September of 2015.
Further, Meyer has actively advertised legal services in the 2014 and 2015 editions of The Telegraph’s Legal Directory.
“Given that the Madison County Circuit Court and the Madison County Recorder’s Office hold the same business hours, it seems impossible that Ms. Meyer could be in two places at once,” Bradford said. “It simply isn’t possible to perform the duties of recorder while actively handling cases before our courts.”
“Taxpayers deserve full-time work when they pay an elected official a full-time salary with their hard-earned tax dollars,” Bradford said. “I will not practice law or neglect my duties to work at another job while in office.”
“I will be the full-time recorder the taxpayers of Madison County deserve,” Bradford said.
Link to copies of supporting documents: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oIVaI1qldCSnVZQjZFSU9PcXM/view.