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McIntyre says she’ll refuse to forfeit county credit card in dustup with commish; link to full story

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

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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