Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, the “MySpace Mayor”, is returning to the news–only this time, she’s likely to be pictured with all her clothes on–in a courtroom.
The former mayor of Arlington OR, filed a lawsuit in Gilliam County Circuit Court this past week alleging election fraud and mishandling of ballots in the February recall election that booted her out of office.
The suit seeks to the have the election overturned and herself reinstated as mayor. The suit makes no mention if the mayor will retain her rights to appear in bra and panties pics on the town’s firetruck.
Kontur-Gronquist, 42, got worldwide press this winter after some constituents complained about revealing photos the mayor posted on her MySpace page.
The shots show the mayor on a town fire engine clad only in bra and panties. Kontur-Gronquist said she had permission from the fire chief to use the engine and had intended to submit the photos in a contest about fitness.
She said a relative posted them on MySpace in hopes it would improve the social life of the fit, single mother.
The lingerie issue, along with gripes about sewers and the municipal golf course, led residents to recall Kontur-Gronquist by a 142-139 vote.
The lawsuit alleges the city recorder mishandled ballots and a postal worker kept mail ballots from several of the mayor’s supporters.
“There were a lot of loopholes that were brought to my attention after the election,” Kontur-Gronquist told The Oregonian newspaper. “I’d like to see this situation be looked into.”
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