Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre – a county elected official who’s now running to be the state treasurer – is calling it “crazy” that the three Ada County commissioners requested her today to surrender her county credit card amid allegations of misuse. McIntyre said she’ll refuse. “I have a report from last October, which is an internal audit on the credit cards in the county, and every department that has a credit card has violated their policies,” she said today. “Did I do it purposely? No.”
It’s just the latest dustup in a long-running feud between McIntyre and the county commissioners – all of whom, like McIntyre, are Republicans. McIntyre faces two other Republicans in the May 15 primary for state treasurer: Former state Rep. Julie Ellsworth, a former House majority caucus chair who has been a teacher, a civil mediator and a lobbyist; and businessman Tom Kealey, a retired CPA and corporate executive who co-owns the Chicago Connection pizza chain and served on the state’s endowment investment board. No Democrats are running. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.