Alabama: email on county server may have violated state law
The Birmingham News reports: Jefferson County officials are asking that an e-mail from an employee running for a seat on the County Commission be investigated to see if state laws prohibiting the use of county property for political activity were violated.
County attorneys say Ed Henson, the county's chief deputy tax assessor, sent a message Sept. 23 from his county e-mail account to "all users" announcing he would be on leave and then retiring from the tax assessor's office. It also said he would be a "candidate for the Jefferson County commissioner in District 4."
Henson said he filed papers Tuesday to run for the seat now held by County Commission President Bettye Fine Collins.
The e-mail has been turned over to the district attorney's office, said assistant county attorney Charles Wagner. -- Read the whole story --> Jefferson County seeks district attorney probe into chief deputy tax assessor's e-mail - al.com