Susan Hardee Steger
Nassau County Commissioner Stacy Johnson plans to relinquish her position as board chair but will continue to serve as county commissioner for district 3 until her term ends in November. A written statement presented to the commission by Johnson at the beginning of the meeting, was read by Johnson’s attorney Gary Baker only after criticism of Johnson from Bryceville resident Angie Hall.
Hall indicated that after she listened to the police audio recording of Johnson’s arrest, she asked the governor to dismiss Johnson from the board. The audio of Johnson’s DUI arrest, is being used by Baker as support for Johnson’s defense.
Following Hall’s comment, Attorney Gary Baker urged “fair minded people to wait and see what comes out,” and that Commissioner Johnson “is innocent until proven guilty.”
After input from County Attorney David Hallman, a vote was taken to appoint current Vice-Chair Danny Leeper as commission chair beginning July 9.
June 25, 2012