Fort Wayne City Clerk Sandy Kennedy will step down later this week after more than 30 years on the job, an attorney representing her told The Journal Gazette today.
The news comes after disclosure this weekend about allegations that the long-serving elected official engaged in electioneering in her office at Citizens Square.
A video, shot and edited by former Parking Enforcement Supervisor Colin Keeney, that appears to show Kennedy electioneering in her office at Citizens Square surfaced late last week. Sources within the city clerk's office have said they felt intimidated and feared for their jobs if they did not contribute to the election campaign of Deputy Clerk Angie Davis.
In a phone interview late this afternoon, attorney Mark GiaQuinta said the long-time city clerk is expected to resign within the next couple of days because of medical reasons. GiaQuinta, a former Fort Wayne city councilman, was unable to provide the exact date Kennedy expects to resign, but said she will do so when she is physically able to make the announcement.
GiaQuinta said Kennedy is currently under her physician's care, but declined to comment on the nature of her condition or where she is receiving care.
For more on this story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Journal Gazette or visit www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m. Tuesday.