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Fort Wayne clerk resigns over mental health issues, her attorney says

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An attorney for Fort Wayne’s longtime city clerk says she has resigned due to health reasons weeks ahead of the general election.

Attorney Mark GiaQuinta announced Tuesday night that Democratic City Clerk Sandy Kennedy is resigning, effectively immediately, because of mental health issues.

GiaQuinta said Kennedy’s pending resignation was unrelated to a call by the Allen County Republican Party that she resign amid allegations that she threatened city employees’ jobs if they didn’t contribute to or participate in the campaign of Deputy City Clerk Angie Davis, who’s seeking to succeed Kennedy.

The 76-year-old Kennedy has held the post since 1983 and was not seeking re-election Nov. 3.

The Allen County Democratic Party will find a replacement to fill the position until the newly elected clerk takes office.

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