Returning Alorton mayor wants a new ride on taxpayer dime
JoAnn Reed apparently wants that "new car smell" to celebrate her return as Alorton mayor, according to the website Frontpagemag.com.
After being sworn in on July 5, Reed’s first item on the village board meeting's agenda was approval of a new vehicle for the mayor's office that would be funded by taxpayers.
The agenda did not specify the make and model of the car or how much it would cost the public.
Reed is currently facing multiple felony charges in St. Clair County for allegedly buying votes and misdemeanor electioneering. If convicted, she could be removed from office as she was in 2013 after pleading guilty to a felony charge of smuggling a cellphone into jail to her niece, who had attacked a pregnant woman.
Reed’s felony record was erased after she completed substance abuse treatment and probation in October 2016. She was then cleared to run for mayor again.
Fromtpagemag.com reports that in 2004, Reed was arrested for allegedly threatening the son of Mayor Randy McCallum with a flashlight that she pretended was a gun.