Workman Could Be Asked to Drop Re-election Bid

Workman Could Be Asked to Drop Re-election Bid

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake County Republicans will meet tomorrow night to consider options concerning G-O-P Mayor Nancy Workman.

She faces a preliminary hearing today on felony charges of misusing public funds. Workman -- who is seeking re-election -- claims the charges are political.

But a new allegation has surfaced that she ordered her daughter's then-boyfriend be paid 75-hundred dollars for his suggested redesign of the county Web site -- work that was never ordered or completed.

Party chairwoman Tiani Coleman says it's difficult for the party to continue supporting Workman in the wake of the allegations. But Coleman says the situation has been blown out of proportion during the election year.

The party can't take Workman off the ballot, but could encourage Workman to remove herself.

If that happens, Coleman says Republicans are ready to be write-in candidates to face Democrat Peter Corroon and independent Merrill Cook.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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