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Lippincott Lawsuit

May 3, 2012 by Editor

I attended the March 9th Parker County Candidate Forum at the Millsap Community Center.

I am concerned with the lies that Larry Lippincott informed the voters of Parker County and I am here to set the record straight with facts.

My name is Pam Hardy. I worked for Mrs. King for three years prior to Larry Lippincott taking over in 2000.

During Lippincott’s first week in office, I was appointed as his Bookkeeper (since he fired the previous bookkeeper before taking office on Jan. 1, 2000) then later on I was promoted to his Chief Deputy/Deputy in Charge of Countywide Operations.

Mr. Lippincott informed the voters at the Candidate Forum that Marjorie King was behind the whole lawsuit of Pam Hardy and Kaye Rohus vs. Parker County/Larry Lippincott. This is a total lie!
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Mrs. King had nothing to do with the suit. Larry Lippincott violated our First Amendment Rights and the lawsuit was only a last resort; which more employees could have been involved in the suit but they were either still working for Mr. Lippincott at the time or had transferred to another office within Parker County and could not be in the suit.

My suit with Lippincott was dismissed only due to #1) I did not live in Parker County at the time of the election/nor could I vote in the election and #2) Lippincott was entitled to Sovereign Immunity because I was his Chief Deputy.

(Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine in constitutional law which protects government officials from liability for the violation of an individual’s federal constitutional rights when an employee played supervisory, policymaking and confidential roles.)

For Kaye Rohus, Parker County Commissioners created a new position in the Willow Park substation of the Tax Assessor’s Office with the understanding Lippincott would ask Rohus to accept the new position to avoid expensive litigation.

Lippincott initially agreed to rehire Rohus, but later reneged. The law suit proceeded and the Summary Judgment signed and dated March 31, 2008 by US District Judge Terry Means stated that Lippincott had violated Ms. Rohus’s First Amendment Rights and that he was not entitled to qualified immunity, which did settle out of court for an undetermined amount of money.

Please join me in re-electing Marjorie King for Tax-Assessor Collector!

- Pam Hardy, Millsap

Comments

Misinformation

May 23, 2012 by LIPPINCOTT3, 2 years 22 weeks ago
Comment: 199

This letter is part of one of the most dishonest political campaign in recent history.
Pam Hardy has not set the record straight, she has contributed more dishonesty to this failed campaign. Pam Hardy resigned of her own free will. It was improper for her to be involved in a wrongful termination lawsuit in the first place. It was false, misleading and dishonest. In fact Ms. Kings entire campaign has been dishonest. The entire campaign was based on attacking the opponent. Ms. King never offers anything. It is apparently all about nothing but figuring out a way for Ms. King to keep her job. Ms. King retired after I beat her in the 2000 General election. At that time she had been a Democrat elected official for 12 years. Then after retiring and signing up for her county retirement benefits she decided she was a Republican and challenged me in the 2004 Republican primary and lost. The reason she lost was she had no issues, except that she wanted her job back. Then this frivolous lawsuit was filed for political reasons. It gave Ms. King and issue to run on in 2008. Now Ms. King is collecting her county retirement and the county salary for the office she retired from. And Ms. King is accruing addintional pension benefit money with her current salary and benefits package. People are tired of paying Ms. King double salary. Ms. Kings campaign this year is still based on the fake lawsuit. People are tired of it. Character assination is no way to run a campaign. Ms. King has nothing good to say. She just wants to tare down her opponent. After 16 years and nothing but negative campaigning, its time for a change. Lets do something positive. Please join me in making a positve change for the future, vote for Larry Lippincott for tax assessor-collector.

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Tuesday, November 4

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    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
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