County auditor resigns after effort to remove her

The Monona County auditor is resigning after efforts by officials to remove her from office following her arrest on drug charges. Officials said Friday that Auditor Brooke Kuhlmann submitted a letter of resignation.

At the request of county commissioners, Monona County Attorney Michael Jensen filed a motion last month to remove Kuhlmann from office. The motion noted Kuhlmann hasn’t been coming to work since she was charged last July with buying methamphetamine from an undercover state trooper.

Kuhlmann has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. Her trial is scheduled for February 18th. Kuhlmann was elected as a Democrat in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

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