Quinn's Chief Of Staff Resigns Due To Alleged Ethics Violations
By aaroncynic in News on Aug 23, 2010 4:00PM
Stermer (left) and Gov. Quinn (right), image via
The emails were sent last year in a discussion over statistics about the Governor’s budget cuts during his Gubernatorial primary campaign against Dan Hynes. Media consultant John Kupper of the firm AKPD, who were fired Friday because of what they called “incompatible professional communications,” wanted to show that Governor Quinn had “implemented more budget cuts than any other governor.”
Stermer isn’t the first Quinn staff member to leave this year. Aside from the Inspector General, Quinn’s legal counsel moved back to the private sector and two of the Governor’s chief spokespeople moved on this year as well. The governor’s office has yet to say who will take Stermer’s place.