I requested that her office interview current and former Recorder employees to “gather information on Sharon Carpenter’s misuse of Recorder’s office computers, printers, copiers, fax machine, telephones, and employees to support her re-election campaigns, her positions as 23rd Ward Committeewoman, and her ward organization, including fundraising mailings done from her office with labor from Recorder employees and holding ward meetings at the office.”
On Friday, July 11, Carpenter used Official Recorder of Deeds stationary as well as Recorder printer, postage, and employees to produce two campaign related letters paid for by taxpayers in violation of Section 115.646 RSMo.
In a letter to members of the St. Louis Democratic City Central Committee, Carpenter attacked me and asked for continued support from Committee members.
Edward McFowland 314-600-1261
Democratic Candidate for Recorder of Deeds
I have written and hand-delivered a second letter to Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce regarding Nepotism in the St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Office.
“The laudable events of last Wednesday, Recorder Sharon Quigley Carpenter’s issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples, which I support, do not change the fact that Mrs. Carpenter previously violated Article 7, Section 6 of the Missouri Constitution by employing a family member within the fourth degree.”
“I contacted Recorder Carpenter and asked her to resign. She has not. I am, therefore, again asking that your office pursue Mrs. Carpenter’s removal.”
From 2010-2012, Recorder Carpenter paid $12,015 from the Recorder’s Technology and Preservation Fund, a fund which she alone controls under state law, to Rudy Brynac for “temporary employment” in her Archives Department.
Mr. Brynac is the grandson of Ronnie Brynac, nee Quigley, Recorder Carpenter’s sister, making him the Recorder’s great-nephew, a fourth degree relation according to the Missouri Ethics Commission.